Virginia Elects First Transgender To State Legislature Democrat Danica Roem

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Virginia democrat Danica Roem has made history by becoming the nation’s first openly transgender person to be elected to state legislature. She will represent the 13th House District in Northern Virginia.

Roem’s victory makes her the first transgender representative out of 7,400 state legislature seats in the United States.

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Her opponent, Republican Bob Marshall, ran a decidedly homophobic campaign. This was, of course, par for the course for a representative who was the principal sponsor of a bill similar to North Carolina’s anti-transgender HB2 law and for a man who even tried to ban gays from serving in the Virginia National Guard.

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