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First openly transgender state legislator elected in Virginia

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(Worthy News) - Virginia House of Delegates candidate Danica Roem (D) has defeated longtime Del. Robert Marshall (R), becoming Virginia's first openly transgender elected official, according to The Washington Post.

Roem's win in Virginia's 13th District also means she is poised to become the first openly transgender person to be elected and seated in a state legislature, advocates say.

Her win comes alongside Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam's (D) victory in the governor's race Tuesday, the first major victory for Democrats since President Trump took office earlier this year. [ Source: The Hill (Read More...) ]

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