(DAILY MAIL) A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use.

Democrat Danica Roem, a former journalist, is set to make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature in the United States.

She unseated Republican Del. Bob Marshall, a 13-term incumbent and socially conservative lawmaker who proudly called himself Virginia’s ‘chief homophobe.’

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