Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, right, and husband, Chasten Buttigieg, acknowledge supporters at a campaign event in West Hollywood, Calif. Jae C. It is being postponed. For many of these influential donors, this will be their first ever chance to contribute to a viable gay presidential candidate—something that would have been hard to fathom just over a decade ago, when their choices were a field of top prospects who opposed same-sex marriage, or just over a generation ago, when the Democratic campaign viewed LGBTQ money as too risky to take.
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These are external links and will open in a new window. Pete Buttigieg, a little-known mayor of a modest-sized Midwest city, has become an unlikely rising star in the Democratic presidential field. In just a matter of a month, this year-old - who would be the youngest and the first openly gay US president - has transformed himself from long-shot to legitimate contender for the White House. Speaking to an audience gathered to see him in Manchester, New Hampshire, he admits that his campaign has had a "really good few weeks". A month ago, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was a political afterthought in a Democratic field that seems to be expanding by the day. That was before a well-received nationally televised town hall appearance that caught the attention of political commentators and a public that was, perhaps, in search of a fresh face.
The list is a long one, including politicians from both parties though a majority are Republican. Anti-gay politicians are the elected leaders whose rhetoric is often totally over-the-top against LGBT rights. Their voting record on key civil rights issues speaks for itself. Both have been vocal and steadfast in their opposition to gay rights for years - Santorum even compared gay marriage to sex with dogs. Who are the anti-gay politicians?
The pool of candidates vying for their party's nomination in is among the largest and most diverse in US history. Less than two years out from the US presidential election, the pool of Democratic candidates vying for their party's nomination is among the largest and most diverse in United States history. With 25 candidates already in the race and a number of individuals yet to announce their campaign, the list is likely to grow as the US primary season gets closer. Michael Bennet has served as a US senator from Colorado since