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Will an openly LGBTQ person be elected President of the United States by 2041?

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The LGBTQ movement has made massive strides during the 21st century in the United States. Less than 60 years ago engaging in consensual homosexual acts in private was illegal in parts of the country. But progress has been undeniable. In 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage just seven years after the country elected its first President who was not a straight white male.

Will an openly LGBTQ person be elected President of the United States by 2041?

New resolution criteria:

This question resolves positively if an openly LGBTQ candidate is elected president before 2041. The candidate must, during the campaign, either:

  • Publicly identify as something else than cisgender.
  • Publicly identify as something else than heterosexual.

This question will resolve negatively if all candidates elected president by 2041 identify as both cisgender and heterosexual.

Resolution will be by credible media reports.

Old resolution criteria:

This question resolves positively if an openly LGBTQ candidate is elected president before 2041. The candidate must be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. This question will resolve negatively if no openly LGBTQ candidate is elected president by 2041. An ambiguous resolution will result if a candidates sexuality is brought forth during their campaign from a source other than themselves and they continue to win the presidency.

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