Business Insider: GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger called out Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for transphobic sign
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger called out Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for hanging a sign declaring binary gender across the hall from a lawmaker with a trans daughter
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger called out his colleague Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Twitter for hanging a sign outside her office declaring a gender binary.
The sign, which faced the office of Rep. Marie Newman, said: "There are TWO genders: MALE & FEMALE." It also featured the phrase "Trust The Science!" in quote marks.
The scientific consensus is that gender is a spectrum and many people exist between male and female identities.
Newman, a Democrat from Illinois, has a transgender daughter.
Greene tweeted a video of herself hanging the sign and wrote: "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," she continued.
Kinzinger, an anti-Trump Republican, retweeted the video, saying he was sad and sorry and noting the gender of Newman's daughter. He said Greene's post "represents the hate and fame driven politics of self-promotion at all evil costs."
"This garbage must end, in order to #RestoreOurGOP," Kinzinger continued.Greene's sign and video were a direct response to Newman, who first put up a transgender flag outside her office directly across from Greene.
Newman tweeted a video of herself hanging the flag and said: "Our neighbor, @RepMTG, 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," she continued.