Utah nominates country's first transgender Senate nominee

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Utah nominates country's first transgender Senate nominee

Utah just nominated the country's first major-party transgender Senate nominee. Transgender store cashier, Misty Snow, won the Utah Democratic Party's Senate nomination.

Snow says her goal is to help working class people like herself. Her platform includes the raising of minimum wage as well as advocating for LGBT and women's rights.

She beat Jonathan Swinton who was originally favored to win the primary. She earned 55% of the delegate vote at the Utah Democratic National Convention.

On her win, Snow told the press, "This shows LGBT people that being LGBT is not a barrier to running for political office. You can be you, and people will respect you for that."

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My thoughts on today's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage: http://t.co/fd4nzBmUBl
This flawed, failed decision is an out-of-control act of unconstitutional judicial tyranny --> http://t.co/WMborH3TxB #SCOTUS
The Supreme Court can no more repeal the laws of nature and nature's God on marriage than it can the laws of gravity.
Proud to celebrate a historic victory for marriage equality—& the courage & determination of LGBT Americans who made it possible. -H
I’m a firm believer in traditional marriage, and I also believe the 10th Amendment leaves it to each state to decide this issue. #SCOTUS
Congratulations to Supreme Court on today's good ruling for marriage equality! #chafee2016
What a day for our country—join me in celebrating today’s decision & thanking the advocates who helped make it happen http://t.co/4JaNmOIgTA
I believe SCOTUS' decision is a grave mistake. 5 unelected judges have taken it upon themselves to redefine the institution of marriage.-SKW
Today the Supreme Court fulfilled the words engraved upon its building: ‘Equal justice under law.’ #SCOTUSMarriage
My statement on today’s #SCOTUS ruling http://t.co/UalM0QnBuF
Marriage between a man and a woman was established by God, and no earthly court can alter that. http://t.co/1Kfw9l0KMG
Today, 5 unelected judges redefined the foundational unit of society. Now it is the people's turn to speak #Marriage
Once again the Bush appointed Supreme Court Justice John Roberts has let us down. Jeb pushed him hard! Remember!
We must not submit our constitutional freedoms, and the promise of our nation, to judicial tyranny http://t.co/ZInyN6JfLR #SCOTUS
A large number of Americans will continue to believe in traditional marriage....
...and a large number of Americans will be pleased with the Court’s decision today.
My statement on today's Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage: http://t.co/0udkTLDBE9
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