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Newman, Taylor Greene clash over Equality Act
2021-02-25

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Illinois U.S. Rep. Marie Newman's push to pass the Equality Act—a law that would ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans—has put her at odds with controversial Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, according to The Chicago Tribune.

On Feb. 23, Newman expressed her support for the measure, adding that the statute would offer protections for her transgender daughter.

The following day, Taylor Greene gave a floor speech in opposition of the bill and then unsuccessfully tried to adjourn the House to block its movement through the chamber—prompting Newman, whose new office is directly across the hall from Taylor Greene's, to display a transgender flag in the hallway.

Taylor Greene then to respond and, at one point, she invoked Newman's daughter. This drew outrage from various members of Congress, including Republican U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger—one of 11 Republicans who voted with Democrats to exile Taylor Greene earlier this month by stripping her committee assignments in Congress.


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