The conflict contains all the elements of a classic culture-war story, and national right-wing outlets have glommed on to it
“To Vermonters in the LGBTQA+ community, I want you to know we stand with you and support you but know we have more work to do”
Balint is the first openly gay woman elected to the Vermont Senate and the first woman to serve as its president
"The crowd was decked out in LGBTQ+ affirming clothing- the stands were completely packed. It was just so heartwarming to see"