US state Virginia elects first openly transgender official to state legislature

Signal of change / US state Virginia elects first openly transgender official to state legislature

By Carol Brighton / 09 Nov 2017

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SignalofChange: First openly transgender state lawmaker elected in Virginia wins seat held by incumbent & self proclaimed 'chief homophobe' @CNNPolitics https://t.co/7WWATPmWfw

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This signal was also spotted by Gwyneth Fries:

Danica Roem of Virginia to be first openly transgender person elected, seated in a U.S. statehouse

Virginia's most socially conservative state lawmaker was ousted from office Tuesday by Danica Roem, a Democrat who will be one of the nation's first openly transgender elected officials and who embodies much of what Del.  Robert G. Marshall fought against in Richmond.

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