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Transgender candidate makes history with Vermont primary win

By New York Post

Christine Hallquist won the Democratic nomination for governor of Vermont on Tuesday, becoming the first openly transgender candidate from a major party in a governor’s race. Hallquist, the fRead full story

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  • This is amazing. I can’t decide if I want to move to Vermont or New Zealand. Both are a beacon of light for women, minorities and diversity.

  • She's one of more than 400 LGBTQ candidates running in this cycle, which is a record, according to the Victory Institute, a group that trains LGBTQ candidates for political elections.

  • Something I’ve been saying to myself a lot lately is, sometimes change happens fast. Obviously there have always been transgender people - but the length of time between Laverne Cox, Chaz Bono, Caitlin Jenner — and now Christine Hallquist feels like a historical blink of an eye.

    It’s a testament to America that on our best days we’re capable of overcoming so much and creating new symbols of hope for those who really need it.

  • The world we live in is gradually changing and progressing. Hope to see a society that respects diversity and inclusion! #diversity #inclusion #LGBT #HR

  • Another barrier shattered by Vermont. The margin wasn’t even that close—Hallquist nearly 50%.

  • First of all as a proud member of the LGBT community I applaud you all for taking a critical look at issues pertaining to civil liberties. They are after all the very foundation of our constitution. My heart breaks when I read about the continued marginalization of women, minorities, the poor, the sick, the aging & disabled communities, collective bargaining & the pièce de ré·sis·tance; the total distain for global peace & cooperation around environmental issues.

  • No problem with her lifestyle, just the socialist democratic policies. America is a Republic as Benjamin Franklin said...if we can keep it. Personal rights and freedoms are at its core. What the socialists and their followers don’t understand, and their followers, who generally are young and unknowing, is that socialism takes away freedoms and personal rights in the end. It’s a cookie-cutter one size fits all system. Equal opportunities are part of a Republic, not equal stuff. That requires WORK

    No problem with her lifestyle, just the socialist democratic policies. America is a Republic as Benjamin Franklin said...if we can keep it. Personal rights and freedoms are at its core. What the socialists and their followers don’t understand, and their followers, who generally are young and unknowing, is that socialism takes away freedoms and personal rights in the end. It’s a cookie-cutter one size fits all system. Equal opportunities are part of a Republic, not equal stuff. That requires WORK, a four letter word for socialists. Bernie Sanders’ career consisted of government paid jobs and he has developed a lavish lifestyle through the worker bees tax dollars.

  • Reading these post , that these candidates are gender challenged seems more important than are these candidates qualified to lead our country. I don’t trust that.

  • It was said ;

    The world we live in is gradually changing and progressing.

    No not gradually changing its being fast tracked like a lightning storm!!

    This is but the beginning of major social change across the board in all aspects of society I truly believe we hit CRITICAL MASS !

  • Vermont has always been a very independent minded state and Rosie choice of politicians shows that Vermonters are willing to break new barriers. Let’s hope that the campaign now becomes one of policies and that the best candidate wins.

  • If this person can lead then more power to her.

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