HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Trans candidate in Virgin...

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 01:02 PM

Trans candidate in Virginia makes history by winning House primary

Source: LGBTQ Nation



By Jeff Taylor Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Danica Roem, the first out transgender person to ever run for the Virginia General Assembly, made history last night by pulling off a surprise victory in the Democratic primary for the 13th District.

She bested fellow Democrats Steve Jansen, Andrew Adams, and Mansimran Kahlon, and will now face anti-LGBTQ Republican Bob Marshall in the general election. If Roem can beat Marshall she could become the first ever trans individual to be elected as a state legislator.

The former journalist and editor decided to enter into politics to lead Virginia on issues of transportation, jobs, education, and equality.

That sets her up in stark contrast with her opponent, Marshall, who put forward an amendment defining marriage in the state Constitution as between one man and one woman. A federal judge later struck it down. Marshall then went about trying to get Attorney General Mark Herring impeached over his support of same-sex marriage.

Read more: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/06/trans-candidate-virginia-makes-history-winning-house-primary/

3 replies, 2924 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply Trans candidate in Virginia makes history by winning House primary (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2017 OP
Fatemah2774 Jun 2017 #1
Lochloosa Jun 2017 #2
FreepFryer Jun 2017 #3

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 01:09 PM

1. Proud

As a transgender person, I am so very proud of her, and wish her success in the upcoming election!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fatemah2774 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 01:42 PM

2. Welcome to DU Fatemah2774

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 07:11 PM

3. VERY cool. All the GOP has to do is let her run a fair campaign without harassment or threats...

...and we'll know they are serious about "taking the hate out of politics."

Congratulations to Roem on her primary win, and best of luck to her in her effort to defeat Marshall!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread