Virginia Has Elected The 1st Openly Trans State Legislator In The US

09 November, 2017, 01:55 | Author: Nina Hammond
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Marshall, a fervently right-wing politician who made national headlines in 2016 when he introduced the so-called "bathroom bill" created to restrict restroom access to transgender individuals, found himself in the fight of his career against Roem, who came out as transgender in 2013.

She also talked about her transition and said: "I started transitioning while working at the newspaper in 2012, began hormone replacement therapy December 3, 2013, changed my name, gender and byline in 2015 and no one cared".

"No matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship or who you love, if you have good public policy ideas, if you're qualified for office, you have every right to bring your ideas to the table", she said.

Danica Roem was elected to the Virgina House of Delegates last night becoming the first openly transgender person to be elected to office.

She beat Bob Marshall, who had served in Virginia's House of Delegates since 1992.

Marshall was aggressively transphobic in his campaign, including refusing to debate Roem and consistently referring to her with the wrong pronoun.

Roem's victory still came as a surprise to many, though she won by almost 10 percent.

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According to USA Today, Roem's campaign focused on jobs, schools and other issues in suburban Prince William County rather than gender identity.

The Seattle Times reported that Durkan won 61 per cent of the vote Tuesday night.

Lisa Middleton became the first openly transgender city council member in Palm Springs, as well as the first openly trans nonjudicial elected official in the state of California.

She also sang in a metal band in her spare time, ABC News said. I never ran away from them. "For 26 years I've been proud to fight for you, and fight for our future", Marshall wrote in a concession post on Facebook.

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.

Roem wasn't the only transgender candidate elected Tuesday.

"Tonight voters chose a smart, solutions-oriented trans leader over a divisive anti-LGBTQ demagogue-sending a powerful message to anti-trans legislators all across the nation", said Moodie-Mills.

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