The tables have turned 😋
(Danica Roem, a 32-year-old journalist and stepmom from Manassas, Va., made history Tuesday when she bested three other Democrats to become the first transgender candidate to win a primary for Virginia’s House of Delegates.
Roem is one of seven LGBTQ candidates in Virginia to advance to November’s general elections, where she'll face off against incumbent Republican Bob Marshall. Should she emerge victorious, Roem would be the third transgender state legislator elected in the U.S. and one of only a few openly trans elected officials in the world.
Delegate Marshall, who has represented Virginia's 13th district since 1992, has filed a number of anti-LGBTQ bills during his time in office. Earlier this year, for example, he introduced HB 1612, or the Physical Privacy Act, which would have mandated transgender people in the state use restrooms that correspond with their "original birth certificate," not their gender identity.
Source: Washington Post)
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