Two Men Who Identify as Women Become First ‘Transgender’ Nominees for U.S. Congress
Misty Snow, 30, is running as a Democrat against Utahs current sitting senator, Mike Lee. Born in 1985, Snow says he has always identified as a female, but didnt seek hormonal treatments until two years ago.
Becoming a woman is something that she has wanted for a really long time, ever since high school, his mother, Linda Pace, told People Magazine. I think that by running for the Senate, shes showing people that a persons gender isnt what matters. People are people. Everybody matters. And that is Mistys message.
Snows focalissues are income inequality, raising the minimum wage, maternity leave, climate change and homosexual and transgender protections. He debated Lee, a Mormon, on the latter issue recently at Brigham Young University.
Regardless of what your beliefs about marriage are, or regardless of what your neighbor might believe about marriage, neither you nor your neighbor should ever be discriminated against, Lee said in speaking of his proposedFirst Amendment Defense Act.
The problem with that is it pretty much legalizes discrimination in the name of religion, Snow responded. I would encourage religious institutions to treat all students equally, regardless of whether or not they are LGBT.
In Colorado, Misty Plowright, 33, is running as a Democrat against incumbent Doug Lamborn, a non-denominational Christian. Plowright, who is married to a woman, is also involved in a polyamorous relationship with a man who cohabitates with him and his wife.
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Two years ago we were in Vegas for the World Series of Poker. We got him a ring. We consider it to be our marriage to him, he told the Guardian in July.
Plowright says, however, that he isnt asked about his lifestyle much on the campaign trial.
A lot of people dont like identity politics, he told reporters. They want to know what I think about taxes, about guns, about property rights, about jobs, about veterans issues, about health care.
Plowrights primary platform issues are Veteran care, domestic energy production, health care andclimate control.Healso says he has a solution to abortion: artificial wombs.
You can terminate a pregnancy without terminating a fetus, he told KOAA-TV last month. Pro-choice side is happy because you dont have a government bureaucrat in a womans uterus. Pro-life side is happy because, hey, babies arent getting murdered anymore.
While both won in the primaries, they acknowledge that their chances of winning in Tuesdays election are unlikely.
19th century statesman Daniel Webster, who held office both in the House and Senate, once said, If the power of the gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness will reign without mitigation or end.
Proverbs 14:34 declares, Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.
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