The race for Governor of Massachusetts is too close to call. Democrat Martha Coakley & Republican Charlie Baker are tied at 42%. If Baker wins this election it will be a giant step backwards for LGBT equality in this state. When Baker’s running mate State Representative Karyn Polito was in office from 2001-2011 she voted consistently against our LGBT community. She led the charge for a statewide ballot question to ban gay marriage, voted against the Transgender Civil Rights bill & supported Governor Romney’s attempt to dissolve the LGBT Youth Commission. Today the Baker campaign & Polito’s position on marriage equality in Massachusetts is that gay & lesbian marriage is the accepted law of the Commonwealth but the campaign refused to make Polito available to be interviewed about her position. Remember last March at a gubernatorial MassEquality/WGBH News forum Baker & Polito were a no-show. So for our LGBT community & allies in Massachusetts the choice is clear. When you go to vote tomorrow vote Martha Coakley for Governor & openly gay Steve Kerrigan for Lt. Governor. Kara Coredini, Executive Director of MassEquality stated, "Martha Coakley has been a vocal, game-changing leader on every issue the LGBTQ community has faced over the course of her career - the freedom to marry, transgender equality, hate crimes, school safety & more. Martha Coakley is the only candidate that has the combination of forward-looking, innovative & proven leadership that we need in our next Governor in order to ensure that our Commonwealth continues to be a national leader on LGBTQ rights.” Also help make history & vote for Maura Healey as the first openly gay Attorney General.
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