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Boxer Makes Pitch To Gay Voters

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is reaching out to gay and lesbian voters by emphasizing her support for marriage equality and her record opposing the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

She told about 60 supporters Wednesday at a West Hollywood community center that she had the courage of her convictions to oppose “don’t ask, don’t tell from the start.”

The crowd — many of whom were members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community — responded with resounding applause.

Boxer is in a tight race against Republican Carly Fiorina, who favors civil unions for gays and lesbians but thinks marriage should be reserved for a man and a woman.

Boxer told the group she would win the election if her supporters turned out to vote.

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