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NBC News Exit Poll finds LGBTQ+ support for Bernie Sanders

According to an NBC News exit poll from Super Tuesday, 40 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender voters back Bernie Sanders.

According to an exit poll conducted by NBC News, in 12 of the 14 Super Tuesday states, 42 percent of LGBTQ voters – who make up a disproportionately high 9 percent of the electorate in these contests – went for Sen. Bernie Sanders, and 22 percent to Sen. Elizabeth Warren. This means that two-thirds of the LGBTQ votes went to the two most progressive Democrats on the ballot. Former Vice President Joe Biden garnered 19 percent support while former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg garnered only 6 percent.

The NBC news exit poll also tallied non-LGBTQ voters backing Joe Biden witht 34 percent support, Bernie Sanders with 31 percent, Elizabeth Warren with 13 percent, and Mike Bloomberg with 12 percent.

Why Does This Matter?

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has a long record of support for LGBTQ+ rights, such as opposing the “Defense of Marriage Act,'' which defined marriage exclusive to “one man and one woman” and allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages, and voting against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the policy that barred LGBTQ+ military service members from acknowledging their sexual orientation.

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Located on Central Street near Broad Street, Open Door Health offers a safer enviroment for LGBTQ+ members who fear discrimination due to their sexual orientation or belief.

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Lawmakers in Virginia have succesfully banned “LGBTQ conversion” therapy for minors, making it the 20th state in the nation to protect youth from this discredited practice.

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According to an NBC News exit poll from Super Tuesday, 40 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender voters back Bernie Sanders.

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Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham launched a lawsuit with venue for alleged discrimination against Christians.

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Thursday, January 31, 2019, mandating that schools throughout the state teach students about "the political, economic, and social contributions" of LGBTQ community.

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Lawmakers in Virginia are closer to making its state the 20th in the nation to ban “LGBTQ conversion” therapy for minors.

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By: Felix.santos

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NBC News Exit Poll finds LGBTQ+ Support For Bernie Sanders

By: Felix.santos

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According to an NBC News exit poll from Super Tuesday, 40 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender voters back Bernie Sanders.

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