A Big Night for Hindu Americans
Tulsi Gabbard’s victory in Hawaii’s 2nd District means that she will be the first Hindu American ever elected to Congress. The Hindu American Foundation congratulates her on her victory, and looks forward to seeing her be a voice for Hawaii and 2 million Hindu Americans.
Another important victory for all those believing in religious pluralism happened last night in Florida, where voters soundly defeated the proposed Amendment 8 to their state constitution. The amendment would have removed restrictions on the state funding of religious institutions. We’re glad to see that those restrictions stayed in place.