America’s first openly trans legislator unseats right-winger who refused to call her ‘she’
A transgender woman made history last night as the first openly transgender state legislator – defeating an ultra-conservative anti-LGBT opponent.
Danica Roem, a former journalist, defeated Bob Marshall, who held his seat for more than two decades – and who sponsored an an anti-trans ‘bathroom bill’.
Marshall reportedly refused to debate his opponent, and to call her ‘she’.
He also described himself as Virginia’s ‘chief homophobe’, according to the Washington Post.
Roem will be Virginia’s first openly transgender lawmaker.
She will also make history as the first openly transgender person... read more