news: maura healey first openly gay attorney general

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via WBUR:

Healey, a 43-year-old Charlestown Democrat making her first run for public office, had won 63 percent of the vote compared to 37 percent for Miller with 87 percent of the votes counted Tuesday night. Her win will make her the nation’s first openly gay state attorney general.

…During the race, Healey stressed her experience as the chief of the civil rights division in the attorney general’s office, running on an anti-casino platform and saying she’ll use the office to act as the “people’s lawyer,” citing her argument in 2009 against the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court as an example.

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