Trans Woman Had the Most Perfect Message for Homophobic Opponent After Election | 22 Words

Trans Woman Had the Most Perfect Message for Homophobic Opponent After Election

uring what was a banner election day for Democrats around the United States, Danica Roem made history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature. Though Roem's campaign wasn't focused on gender identity or LGBTQ+ issues, her victory was only made sweeter by the fact that she defeated incumbent Republican and self-proclaimed "chief homophobe" Bob Marshall in the Virginia election. Marshall was far and away the most socially conservative legislator in Virginia; earlier this year, he proposed a "bathroom bill" that would have required people to use the restroom that matches the gender written on their birth certificates. When asked about her opponent after she'd ousted him, Roem's response was far classier than a bigot like Marshall deserved.

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