The law, banning hormone treatment and puberty blockers as well as gender-affirming surgeries, was set to go into effect July 28.
Hoff Church held the ceremony for trans woman Elin Stillingen, who said it "was like coming home."
Ashton is at least the 31st trans, nonbinary, or gender-nonconforming person to have died by violence in the U.S. this year.
The former vice president is an archconservative and thoroughly anti-LGBTQ+, but many Republicans haven't forgiven his "betrayal" of Donald Trump.
Isiah Brown was critically injured in the shooting, for which Spotsylvania County Deputy David Turbyfill faces a felony charge.
Evans was found dead in March, but police said just this week they believe her death was due to foul play.
Ed Buck, once a prominent gay activist and political donor, is accused of drugging two Black men, resulting in their deaths.