November 27, 2012


First Transgender Elected Official Pressured to Step Down

Stacie Marie Laughton (D) made history when she was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives earlier this month and became the first elected transgender official in the nation.

However, the Laconia Daily Sun now reports that Laughton was convicted in 2008 for "conspiracy to commit credit card fraud" and served four and a half months in jail.

While convicted felons can run for office in New Hampshire as long as they have completed their sentence, ABC News reports Republicans are calling for Laughton to step down.

Update: Several readers point out that Stu Rasmussen was the first elected transgender official as the Oregonian also points out.










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