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>> I am transgender.>> It is a first for a Virginia, in Tuesday's election Danica Roem became the first transgender person to be elected to Virginia state legislature. Come January, the 33-year-old former journalist will represent the state's 13th District in the house of delegates. Roem defeated a 30 13 term incumbant who has held office since 1992.
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>> I have protected Virginians for 26 years.>> Republican Bob Marshall, known for his socially conservative views, called himself Virginia's chief homophobe. Earlier this year, he introduced a bill to limit bathroom access for transgender people on the same day Roem launched her candidacy. He also refused to refer to her as she.
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It was an historic night for other transgender candidates as well. A transgender person was elected to the city council in Minneapolis and Palm Springs. They are among more than 20 transgender candidates who ran for office across the country this year.