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Wed Jun 14, 2017, 01:02 PM

Trans candidate in Virginia makes history by winning House primary [View all]

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/

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