Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing
Tonight, voters in the Democratic Party primary in Massachusetts selected HRC-endorsed candidate Maura Healey as their choice for attorney general.
If she wins the general election on November 4, Healey will become the nation’s first openly LGBT attorney general.
Healey, a civil rights attorney, has been a champion for LGBT rights both in Massachusetts and nationwide. Most notably, she was the architect of the state's challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). She also worked with state law enforcement to better implement sexual orientation and gender identity hate crimes protections.
Over the weeks leading up to today's election, HRC contacted members in Massachusetts to let them know about Healey's candidacy and to get out the vote.
HRC congratulates Healey on today’s monumental achievement.