A transgender candidate in Virginia has defeated a lawmaker who sponsored a bill that would have restricted what bathroom she could use. Democrat Danica Roem defeated incumbent Republican Bob Marshall, 73, on Tuesday having campaigned on a platform of social inclusion as well as local issues, such as building up infrastructure and job creation. The 33-year-old former journalist is set to make history as the first openly transgender candidate to be seated in a U.S. state legislature. Roem said her victory against Marshall — one of the state’s longest serving and socially conservative lawmakers — showed that her message of equality had resonated in Virginia’s 13th district.
November 8 / NBC