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Trans Candidate Defeats Anti-LGBTQ Demagogue, Becomes State Legislator

09 November 2017, 12:56 | Simon Arnold

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Danica Roem made history Tuesday night when she became the first transgender person to ever be elected to Virginia's state legislature.

"It's historic. ... It sends a message to politicians everywhere that the politics of bigotry is over", Democratic House Caucus Chair Charniele Herring said. She raised almost triple the amount of campaign funds as Republican rival Bob Marshall, known as one of the most socially conservative Republicans in Virginia's House of Delegates.

In 1992 a transgender woman was voted into the Massachusetts House, but didn't disclose her gender identity until after she was elected.


Once Ms Roem is sworn in January, she will also be the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature in the U.S., according to the Victory Fund, a political action committee that works to get openly LGBTQ people elected, and has supported Ms Roem.

She stressed creating jobs, improving schools and addressing traffic congestion, according to ABC News. He held that position for the past 25 years.

The win was not only monumental because Roem is the first trans person elected, but also because she won the election over someone who is vocally homophobic and transphobic.


Marshall had been at odds with LGBT issues and had proposed a state bill in 2015 that would allow anyone who has a license with the state to refuse services to gay people and earlier this year introduced a bill to restrict transgender people's access to public restrooms, CNN local affiliates reported.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Marshall said: "For 26 years I've been proud to fight for you, and fight for our future".

In addition to her work in politics, Roem is a stepmother and plays in a metal band. "Though we all wish tonight would have turned out differently, I am deeply grateful for your support and effort over the years", the statement read.


Kaufusi replaces John Curtis, Provo's current mayor, who successfully ran for the US House seat that was left open when former congressman Jason Chaffetz resigned in June. "Our great Commonwealth has had many significant electoral firsts, and it's no surprise the diverse and welcoming citizens of Prince William County have chosen to elect the first transgender candidate to any state's legislative body".



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