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World, Meet Danica Roem — Virginia's First Openly Transgender Elected Official!

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first transgender person elected to virginia house of delegates

History has been made!!

On Tuesday, transgender woman Danica Roem defeated Republican Robert G. Marshall in a political race for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. This election win is so major since Marshall was the one who introduced the controversial "bathroom bill" in Virginia.

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Not to mention, the 33-year-old former journalist is the first openly transgender person to be elected and seated in a state legislature. You go, girl!

Roem's victory over Marshall must feel pretty good as the 73-year-old has proposed several anti-LGBTQ pieces of legislation. In fact, the 13-term incumbent previously dubbed himself the state's "chief homophobe." Oh, and during his tenure with the House of Delegates, Robert proposed that openly gay people should be banned from

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