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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Danica Roem, a transgender woman unseated one of Virginia's longest serving and most socially conservative lawmakers Tuesday and is set to make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature. "It's historic. ... It sends a message to politicians everywhere that the politics of bigotry is over," House Democratic Leader David Toscano s Danica Roem, a transgender woman unseated one of Virginia's longest serving and most socially conservative lawmakers Tuesday and is set to make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature.

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"We are determined to replicate this race nationwide -- using constituent-focused LGBTQ candidates to takedown elected officials who use their positions to target our community. Tonight was the opening salvo," Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, president & CEO of Victory Fund, said in a statement. ...

In addition to this year's bathroom bill, Marshall was also the author of a now-void constitutional amendment that defined marriage as between one man and one woman, and sponsored a bill banning gay people from openly serving in the Virginia National Guard.

On the campaign trail, Marshall and other Republicans repeatedly misidentified Roem's gender.

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equality, infrastructure, healthcare, schools, jobs. --her platform.

#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-11-08 01:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

AWESOME!!! Indicative of the entire night last night.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-08 06:29 AM | Reply

She beat the author of the anti-trans bathroom bill.

BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHA.

Karma is a bitch.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-08 07:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yessssssssssssssssss We are gaining relevance. Today is a great day.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-11-08 08:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Classy:

Nicholas Trevino‏ @BlyTarbell

When asked about Bob Marshall, Danica Roem said "I don't attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now."

She has more grace and composure than I will ever have.
#virginia #DanicaRoem

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-08 08:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

"When asked about Bob Marshall, Danica Roem said "I don't attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now."

Classy!

#6 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-08 09:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Yessssssssssssssssss We are gaining relevance. Today is a great day.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr

Gratz Laura and Friends.

One of these days you will just be "normal" like the rest of us crazies!

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-08 01:52 PM | Reply

Great to see this.

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2017-11-08 06:18 PM | Reply

#4

No thanks to Donald Trump and his no LGBT military policy.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-09 12:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Way to make sure transgenders are not singled out by singling one out and treating him/her differently. Common sense is dead.

#10 | Posted by humtake at 2017-11-09 11:39 AM | Reply

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