Bil Browning reflects:
While the media has been drooling over the success of female candidates this year, there's several other notable results. … We now have our first non-theist (Kyrsten Sinema – AZ), our first Hindus (Tulsi Gabbard – HI and Ami Bera – CA), and our first Buddhist senator (Mazie Hirono – HI). Sinema is also the first openly bisexual person elected to Congress.
Update from a reader:
It isn't true that "We now have our first non-theist (Kyrsten Sinema – AZ)"; Pete Stark, soon to be a former congressman, is an atheist.