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(LifeSiteNews) –Massachusetts has elected the first lesbian governor in the United States.

Maura Healey, who has served as Massachusetts’ attorney general for eight years, locked in a gubernatorial victory with a reported 63 percent of the vote, according to Fox News, and a concession from Republican Geoff Diehl.

“I stand before you tonight proud to be the first woman and the first gay person ever elected governor of Massachusetts,” Healey said Tuesday night.

“To every little girl and every young LGBTQ person out there, I hope tonight shows you that you can be whatever, whoever you want to be,” Healey told an enthusiastic crowd of supporters gathered in Boston.

Remarkably, another gubernatorial contender in Oregon, Democrat Tina Kotek, became the second lesbian governor in the U.S. during the midterm elections.

As the state’s attorney general, Healey led a coalition of states in filing an amicus brief in 2015 to challenge the Defense of Marriage Act, which banned same-sex marriage.

She is also firmly pro-abortion, having, for example, supported ​​the ROE Act, which “codif[ied]” abortion “rights” into state law, allowed 16-year-olds to obtain abortions without the consent of a parent or judge, and permitted abortions after 24 weeks to “preserve” a woman’s “mental health.”

Healey has led offenses attacking freedom of speech and religion in the name of access to abortion and contraception. She defended Massachusetts’ Buffer Zone Law, which prevented pro-lifers from praying and protesting within 35 feet of abortion mills and was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2014.

In 2020, she defended the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement that employers cover contraceptives in their health insurance plans.

Healey’s election is part of a relatively recent uptick in the election of gay political officials. All of the openly “LGBTQ” people elected to state-level political office currently hold office, and include Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel, and U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Krysten Sinema of Arizona, who is openly bisexual.

America’s first “LGBTQ” state governor is Kate Brown in Oregon, who although married to a man says she is bisexual. Following Brown, Jared Polis became the first homosexual man elected governor when he won Colorado’s gubernatorial race in 2019.

According to Gallup polls, only 26 percent of Americans in 1978 said they would vote for a gay political candidate. In 1999, that figure had jumped to 59 percent, and by 2015, it was 74 percent.

The lifestyles of active homosexuals are cause for concern not only because they involve acts that are intrinsically, gravely disordered, according to Catholic teaching, since homosexual acts are “contrary to the natural law,” and “close the sexual act to the gift of life.”

To conservatives, one of the most troubling implications of a politician’s active homosexuality is its signal that the politician has rejected natural law and therefore uses arbitrary metrics to shape their own approach to political law. This manifests, for example, in denying human beings’ right to life, as Healey has already done many times as Massachusetts attorney general.