Trans Virginia Lawmaker Called ‘Sir,’ Marches Out

A Virginia state senator stormed out of the chamber after being misgendered as “sir” by the lieutenant governor in a confrontation that caused the Virginia legislature to go into recess twice, the The Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

In video footage of the exchange, Sen. Danica Roem, who is transgender and a Democrat, can be heard asking: “Madame President, how many votes would it take to pass this bill with the emergency clause?”

Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears, a Republican replied, “Yes, sir, that would be 32,” at which point Roem marched out of the room. 

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