Stacie Laughton became the first openly transgendered person in the United States to be elected into state office in early November when New Hampshire voters elected her into the state’s House of Representatives. She and two other Democrats were elected to represent Nashua, the state’s second largest city. In her campaign video, Laughton said she would fight for the rights of the LGBT community, an important promise after previous politicians rejected a 2009 bill to add gender identity to the state’s non-discrimination law. She also told the Nashua Telegraph newspaper that she hopes her election can inspire other members of the LGBT community to run for public office.
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