Thursday, September 11, 2014

Massachusetts May Elect Two Openly Gay Statewide Candidates In November

Maura Healey and Steve Kerrigan won the Democratic nominations for Attorney General  and Lieutenant Governor in Massachusetts on Tuesday. Both Healey and Kerrigan are openly gay, and if both are elected in this dark blue state, they would make history as the first time two openly gay politicians are elected statewide simultaneously.

MassEquality, the state's LGBT political advocacy organization, said:
“Each of our endorsed candidates is a champion of LGBTQ equality and we are so proud of their hard work over these last weeks and months that led up to yesterday’s election. Martha Coakley and Maura Healey’s records of game-changing action and accomplishment across the full range of issues impacting LGBTQ people offer hope for the challenges that remain to be tackled, and their triumphs are victories for full LGBTQ equality. They stand poised to make history as the Commonwealth’s first elected female Governor and the country’s first openly gay Attorney General, and MassEquality’s tens of thousands of members will be working hard over the next eight weeks to drive Massachusetts toward these historic milestones whose time has come.”
Congratulations to Kerrigan and Healey!

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