Danica Roem will become first openly trans legislator after stomping her opponent.
Roem’s opponent, 25-year incumbent Bob Marshall was aggressively transphobic in his campaign, including refusing to debate Roem and consistently referring to her with the wrong pronoun. He was the sponsor of Virginia’s bathroom bill.
While much of the country’s elections results last night are correctly seen as a repudiation of Trump and Trumpism, this race was a repudiation of abject discrimination.
Tolerance doesn’t equal acceptance. But this is a mighty first step. The right side of history has a benchmark we all can be happy about … for once. Now, let’s get to work.
The delegate-elect beat an incumbent who called himself “chief homophobe” by focusing on local issues. Danica Roem talked to Lawrence O’Donnell about her win and what it means for inclusivity in this country.
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