8 Politicians Who Defy Expectations About Love and Relationships

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With the 2020 campaign season in full swing and Valentine’s Day right here, some presidential candidates are also shattering stereotypes as they defy the traditional, gendered expectations about love, marriage, and relationships that are often rigidly imposed on politicians.

On top of their ambitious platforms, fiery rhetoric, and diverse experiences, some of the 2020 frontrunners vying for the presidency have home and family situations that sharply break with narrow, archaic expectations of the American first family. And they’re hardly the only influential US politicians whose private lives subvert the narrow notions of what love and family should like for powerful people.

Here are some of the leading US politicians who are trailblazers in their personal lives, too.

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