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Meet the Two Trans Women Making History as First to Win Major-Party Primary Elections

Friday, July 01, 2016 By Amy Goodman and Juan González, Democracy Now! | Video Interview
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We speak with two transgender women who made history this week when they won their primary elections in Utah and Colorado to challenge Republican incumbents for US Congress in November, and get their reaction to the Pentagon's announcement that it will end its ban on openly transgender people serving in the military. "The only thing that should matter is, can you do the job? Nothing else," says 33-year-old military veteran Misty Plowright of Colorado. On Tuesday, she and 30-year-old Misty Snow, of Utah, became two of the nation's first openly transgender candidates to win a major-party congressional primary in US history. "My trans status didn't come up" on the campaign trail, Plowright notes. "They were much more focused on issues, my stances."

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Juan González

Juan González co-hosts Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and a staff columnist at the New York Daily News since 1987. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award.

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on more than 1,100 public television and radio stations worldwide. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its "Pick of the Podcasts," along with NBC's "Meet the Press."


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Meet the Two Trans Women Making History as First to Win Major-Party Primary Elections

Friday, July 01, 2016 By Amy Goodman and Juan González, Democracy Now! | Video Interview
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We speak with two transgender women who made history this week when they won their primary elections in Utah and Colorado to challenge Republican incumbents for US Congress in November, and get their reaction to the Pentagon's announcement that it will end its ban on openly transgender people serving in the military. "The only thing that should matter is, can you do the job? Nothing else," says 33-year-old military veteran Misty Plowright of Colorado. On Tuesday, she and 30-year-old Misty Snow, of Utah, became two of the nation's first openly transgender candidates to win a major-party congressional primary in US history. "My trans status didn't come up" on the campaign trail, Plowright notes. "They were much more focused on issues, my stances."

Please check back later for full transcript.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Juan González

Juan González co-hosts Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and a staff columnist at the New York Daily News since 1987. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award.

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on more than 1,100 public television and radio stations worldwide. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its "Pick of the Podcasts," along with NBC's "Meet the Press."


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