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Robert Marshall Blasted By Sister After Losing To Trans Woman In VA Election

By Mark Pygas

For many, the highlight of Election Day 2017 was the news that Danica Roem would became Virginia’s first openly transgender elected official, and the first openly transgender person to have a seat in a U.S. statehouse.  It's a pretty big moment for trans-rights and voting in general. It also delighted many people because it showed the usually conservative state is showing signs of becoming more progressive. 

What made many even happier is that she unseated 13-term incumbent Republican Del. Robert G. Marshall. Marshall called himself Virginia’s chief homophobe and earlier this year, tried to introduce a "bathroom bill" that would have forced people to use the public restroom that matched the sex on their birth certificate. The bill was shot down in committee. Marshall has constantly been a big enemy of progressive stances on gender rights, constantly making headlines for his hard line stance against same-sex bathrooms. It seems the pretty really spoke out in response to this with their votes.