Rep. Marie Newman plants trans pride flag outside Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's office

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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Rep. Marie Newman plants transgender flag outside Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's office
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The Equality Act has triggerred a hot button dispute between an Illinois congresswoman and her Republican colleague from Georgia.

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Rep. Marie Newman of Illinois has gotten into a dispute with Republican colleague Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene ahead of a vote on the Equality Act.

Newman, whose daughter is transgender, spoke in favor of the bill banning discrimination against LGBTQ Americans.

Greene tried to block the bill, so Newman put a transgender pride flag outside Greene's office, "so that she can look at it every time she opens her door," she said on Twitter.

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Greene responded by putting a sign up outside Newman's office, which says "There are only two genders."

Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger asked his fellow Republican to stop her attacks. In a tweet he said "This garbage must end."