'Republican' May 'Make History' as First Transgender State Lawmaker

July 18th, 2014 8:43 PM

The gay newspaper The Washington Blade recently carried this odd headline: “Trans Republican could make history in Nevada" as the first gender-confused state legislator.

Reporter Chris Johnson didn’t note that the R-word sounds odd for a “trans woman” who worked for the John Kerry for President campaign in Florida in 2004, but he did tout all the gay-left agenda items Scott’s pushed:

Scott has worked with the state legislature on passage of pro-LGBT legislation as founder of the group Equality Nevada. Among the bills she helped shepherd through to passage were trans-inclusive protections in housing, public accommodations, employment and hate crimes.

Her next big LGBT-related goal for the state: marriage equality.

Despite all this liberalism, Scott was endorsed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, and won the primary and June against a conservative opponent, Adam Khan. Scott's website includes the governor’s imprimatur:

“I am pleased to endorse Lauren Scott for Assembly District 30. Lauren was an active-duty member of the US Air Force for nearly seven years and will provide valuable insight as we work to make Nevada the most veteran-friendly state in the country. Lauren’s business experience will also be a great asset as we continue Nevada’s Comeback.” – Brian Sandoval, Governor

Gov. Sandoval also helped Scott by signing SB139, a bill to add 'gender identity and expression' to the state hate crime statutes, in 2013.

Scott told the Blade his Air Force years were harrowing:

“It was very disquieting,” Scott said. “The smell of all that maleness around me, as a woman, it was almost like being mentally raped. Just imagine being a woman, and you’re thrown into jail with a lot of other men in the room and you can’t get out.”