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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