First Openly Transgender Person Elected to U.S. State Legislature

Headline Roundup November 8th, 2017

Democrat Danica Roem became Virginia's first openly transgender elected official, unseating conservative Republican Del. Bob Marshall who had sponsored the state's failed "bathroom bill" and has referred to himself as Virginia's "chief homophobe".

First Openly Transgender Person Elected to U.S. State Legislature

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Virginia’s most socially conservative state lawmaker was ousted from office Tuesday by Danica Roem, a Democrat who will be one of the nation’s first openly transgender elected officials and who embodies much of what Del. Robert G. Marshall fought against in Richmond.

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From the Right
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Democrat Danica Roem has been elected Virginia's first openly transgender lawmaker, defeating an incumbent candidate who sponsored an anti-transgender bathroom bill.

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From the Center
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Democrat Danica Roem, a former journalist, defeated incumbent Republican candidate Del. Bob Marshall Tuesday to become the first openly transgender elected official in Virginia.

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