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    LGBT Candidates Take Texas by Storm

    Known nationwide as a bastion of conservatism, the Lone Star State is now home to a record 49 LGBT candidates running for public office. One impetus for that was an anti-transgender “bathroom bill,” since defeated in the Statehouse. The March 6 primary will be the first test for candidates like Shannon McClendon, a lesbian Republican vying for a state Senate seat. And while discrimination lingers against LGBT candidates, congressional hopeful Gina Ortiz Jones explains, “You cannot be surprised that the people who have the most to lose are standing up.”

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