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Maura Healey, America’s first openly lesbian governor

Maura Healey, America’s first openly lesbian governor

Maura Healy became the first openly lesbian governor elected in the US state of Massachusetts on Tuesday, November 8, according to US media. The 51-year-old Democrat easily defeated Donald Trump-nominated Republican Jeff Diehl in the northeastern state, which has been carried for eight years by Republican Charlie Baker, who did not represent him.

“I’m proud to be the first woman elected governor and the first gay man”All smiles at Ms. Healy’s rally in Boston, where President Joe Biden congratulated her by phone. “I want to say one thing to every girl tonight, to every young LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi, transgender or queer) person: I hope tonight shows you that you can do anything. Tonight we did something historic.She launched in front of supporters who held her in their arms.

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The Human Rights Campaign, an American organization that defends the rights of lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) people, immediately hailed the election victory in a press release. “History” In America, Maura Healy “Country’s First Lesbian Governor”Results are pending in the state of Oregon (Northwest), where Tina Codek, an openly lesbian woman, could become governor.

Predictable success

M Healy is highly predictable, consistently leading in the polls and popular as a human rights defender and, since 2014, the state attorney general, the equivalent of a local attorney general.

In the Canadian border state of Vermont, Becca Palint became the state’s first lesbian elected to the House of Representatives.

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This is a first in American history. In each of the 50 US states, LGBTQ people were candidates. A total of 678 LGBTQ people thus represented themselves in the referendum, during which Americans voted to renew all seats in the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate. A whole series of governorships and local elected officials are at stake.

That’s up nearly 20% from the last election, according to an analysis by the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which helps fund such campaigns. 90% of these candidates are Democrats.

The world with AFP

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