Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona state senator considering a bid for Congress next year, says she realizes that as a young, single woman, she'll have hurdles to overcome with some voters.
And the fact that she's openly bisexual?
"Arizona doesn't really care," the 35-year-old lawyer says, dismissing the issue as irrelevant. "They just want to have low property taxes and no gun control."
Sweeping changes in public attitudes toward sexual orientation have led to fundamental realignments this year in everything from the military, where gays now can serve openly, to marriage. Sunday, New York will become the sixth and largest state to permit same-sex marriages.
In politics, the number of gay men and lesbians running for public office and winning has begun to increase significantly, although gay candidates, especially in more conservative areas, continue to face skepticism and opposition from some voters.
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