In First, Two Openly Gay Candidates Battle for State Senate

Washington Whispers (U.S. News and World Report)
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August 28, 2012

When the GOP released its draft party platform this week, it included language that called for reinstating the military policy banning openly gay troops, dubbed “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” as well as proposed a constitutional amendment to define marriage as “the union between a man and a woman.”

But in a district at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, that kind of anti-gay sentiment doesn’t exist for Republicans.

In Colorado’s 31st district—which includes parts of Denver—openly gay Republican Michael Carr is running for state Senate with the blessing of the Colorado Republican Party. And in what appears to be a first for a major state race, Carr’s opponent is also gay.