Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Mocks Rep. Marie Newman’s Transgender Pride Flag
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) hung a sign mocking the transgender pride flag placed outside of Reo, Marie Newman‘s office. The flag was meant to be a form of protest against Greene’s opposition to the Equality Act, a bill to protect the rights of LGBTQ people.
Newman tweeted about Greene’s opposition to the bill, saying Greene “tried to block the Equality Act because she believes prohibiting discrimination against trans Americans is ‘disgusting, immoral, and evil. Thought we’d put up our Transgender flag so she can look at it every time she opens her door.”
This tweet prompted Greene to share a video of herself hanging a sign that read, “There are TWO genders: MALE & FEMALE. “Trust The Science.””
Greene added: “Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called ‘Equality’ Act to destroy women’s rights and religious freedoms. Thought we’d put up ours so she can look at it every time she opens her door.”
On Thursday, Greene attempted to delay voting on the Equality Act, saying that she was doing so in order “to give every Member of Congress time to rethink destroying #WomensRights and #WomensSports and #ReligiousFreedom before voting for the #EqualityAct!”
Rep. David Cicilline (D-Rhode Island) said that the bill will bar “discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community in the areas of employment, education, credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations.”
Earlier this week, Newman stated, “I’m voting to pass the Equality Act for my daughter — the strongest, bravest person I know.” Newman’s daughter is transgender.
Greene responded: “As mothers, we all love and support our children. But your biological son does NOT belong in my daughters’ bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams.”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) responded to the incident, “This is sad and I’m sorry this happened. Rep. Newmans daughter is transgender, and this video and tweet represents the hate and fame driven politics of self-promotion at all evil costs. This garbage must end, in order to #RestoreOurGOP.”
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash), chair of the House Progressive Caucus, responded: “Thank you, @RepMarieNewman. From the mom of one trans kid to another, we will pass the #EqualityAct — for Evie, for Janak, for thousands more to be able to fully be who they are. So glad to welcome you to Congress.”