Amid wave of opposition, some LGBTQ candidates eye epic wins

              A new billboard welcoming visitors to "Florida: The Sunshine 'Don't Say Gay or Trans' State. is seen Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Orlando, Fla., part of an advertising campaign launched by the Human Rights Campaign. Florida’s so-called “Don't Say Gay" law has prohibited discussion of various LGBTQ issues in many of the state’s classrooms. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
              FILE - Gubernatorial candidates Massachusetts Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey, foreground, and Massachusetts Republican Geoff Diehl respond to questions during their televised debate, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, at NBC10 television studios, in Needham, Mass. Healey is favored to become the first openly gay candidate elected as the state's governor. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)