Marjorie Taylor Greene, known for supporting QAnon and other extremist theories is now under fire for putting up a sign that is discriminatory against transgender identities.
Greene is also a freshman congresswoman who has not started denying and publicly dehumanizing transgenders. She is facing serious condemnation on social media – she put up a sign across the hall from another congresswoman who has a transgender child.
The infamous republican from Georgia has had a Twitter spat with Rep. Marie Newman – it all started when Newman shared her point of view on the Equality Act. Legislation was passed on the civil rights of the LGBTQ+ community on Thursday.
Our neighbor, @RepMTG, tried to block the Equality Act because she believes prohibiting discrimination against trans Americans is “disgusting, immoral, and evil.”— Congresswoman Marie Newman (@RepMarieNewman) February 24, 2021
Thought we’d put up our Transgender flag so she can look at it every time she opens her door 😉🏳️⚧️ pic.twitter.com/dV8FatQFnx
Newman emphasized on the significance of the Equality Act – especially their impact on the transgender community. After she shared that even her daughter belongs to the transgender community, Greene tweeted denying her daughter’s indentity.
Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called "Equality" Act to destroy women’s rights and religious freedoms.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) February 24, 2021
Thought we’d put up ours so she can look at it every time she opens her door 😉🇺🇸 https://t.co/7joKpTh6Dc pic.twitter.com/aBGRSiIF6X
“Your biological son does NOT belong in my daughters’ bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams.” – She said.
As a response, Newman made a short clip and posted it on Twitter. In the video, she displayed a transgender pride flag outside her office. She told New York Magazine that the idea was to send a message to the bully.
She said that she put up the flag there so that bullies like her could see it every day. She is done with bullies like Greene and their hate and the disrespect they show to minorities. It was her style – a big statement.
Greene, on the other hand, was removed from the committee assignments in the House because of the disrespectful statements she made on her social media. Apart from this, people at the office are done with her support for the false narratives and conspiracies.
As revenge, Greene put out a sign across Newman’s office that said: "There are TWO genders: MALE & FEMALE. Trust The Science!"
Greene made a video of this as well. She captioned it with this message: "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.”
Republican Rep Adam Kinzinger was also appalled by Greene’s wrongdoings. He made a video posted it on Twitter. He said that it’s a sad situation and he’s really sorry that it happened. He acknowledged that Newman’s daughter is a transgender and that the video Greene made was reflected her hate. It was all done to attain two-minutes of cheap fame and that such politics is only driven by self-promotion which is evil.
It wasn’t just Kinzinger who called out Greene over such disrespectful attitude. Progressive Rep. Rashida Tlaib also called out Greene for her bigotry.
She said that the protection and the rights of the transgender community is really a life and death matter. And it’s shameful to see a congressperson deny their existence and their rights to live as they prefer.
Rep. Gerry Connolly tweeted: "I hung mine up for Trans Remembrance Day in 2019 and it’s stayed up since. @RepMTG should probably avoid the Rayburn building too if she doesn’t want to see another “disgusting” symbol of love and acceptance.”
Initially, Facebook had removed Newman’s video but it was restored once all the progressive groups started calling out the platform for its bigotry.
NARAL Pro-Choice America was amongst the first to call out Facebook and said that the platform must be held accountable for such an act!
According to the organization, Facebook is consistently failing to enforce positive policies. It said that social media companies, especially Facebook, spread right-wing disinformation and appalling conspiracy theories that put the lives of the marginalized on the line. It’s saddening but a bitter truth!
What do you have to say about the recent turn of events? Do you support the Equality Act? What do you expect now, like a lawmaker hung a transgender pride flag mocking congressional neighbor’s transgender pride flag? It’s appalling to see a House neighbor do this!
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