Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) posted a giant sign outside her D.C. office that reads “There are TWO genders: Male & Female ‘Trust The Science’” in response to her office neighbor trolling her with a trans rights flag.
Democrat Rep. Marie Newman (IL) posted a video to Twitter on Wednesday calling out Greene for attempting to block passage of the Democrat led Equality Act. Newman took issue with Greene calling for a motion to adjourn discussion of the act on Wednesday and decided to display a trans rights flag outside her office.
In response, Greene posted a video to Twitter of her hanging a giant sign for Newman to “look at every time she opens her door.” In large letters, the sign says, “There are TWO genders: Male & Female ‘Trust The Science.’”
Greene has been an outspoken opponent of the Equality Act. If passed, it would amend the Civil Rights Act by adding sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes. Greene says the act would “destroy women’s rights, religious rights, and rights of the unborn” and is an “attack on God’s creation.”
Greene and Newman have been feuding on Twitter over the act for several days. Newman, whose daughter is transgender, tweeted that she is voting in favor of the Equality Act because her daughter can currently be “denied housing, education, and more simply because [she] is transgender.”
Greene fired back with a quote tweet stating, “But your biological son does NOT belong in my daughters’ bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams.”
Greene filed three “America First” amendments to the Equality Act. The “Protect Women in Sports Amendment” would prevent biological males from participating in women’s sports. The second amendment would exempt churches from the act and the third would “allow Americans to sue or bring a claim against the government if their religious rights are violated.”
Greene spoke Thursday alongside the House Freedom Caucus against the Equality Act.
Opponents of the act argue that it would “sacrifice the hard-won rights of women” and would “persecute those who don’t embrace newfangled gender ideologies.”
The Equality Act exempts itself from the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 which means religious schools and institutions could face federal charges for teaching historical biological norms and Biblical values.
Medical doctors could also face federal penalties if they refuse to perform sex-reassignment surgeries on children and adults. Should a doctor refuse to perform an abortion, it would be deemed “pregnancy discrimination” by the act.
President Biden pledged to pass the Equality Act within his first 100 days in office. In 2019, the Democrat-led House passed the act with unanimous support and eight Republican supporters. This leads many to believe it will pass a second time. The bill would need 60 votes in the Senate, however, to avoid a filibuster and be sent to Biden’s desk for final passage.