New Hampshire Trans Representative Resigns


New Hampshire state Rep-elect Stacie Laughton (D) has submitted her resignation after it came to light that she served four months in prison in 2008 for credit card fraud. In New Hampshire, convicted criminals are ineligible for public office for ten years, so Laughton would not be able to assume her seat for six more years anyway. She made significant news as the only trans candidate elected this year; unfortunately, her victory will now not result in a trans person actually serving in office.