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Marjorie Taylor Greene adds ‘TWO genders’ sign to office door in escalation of anti-Equality Act attack

It comes after a transgender flag was placed outside her office so she would see it daily

Justin Vallejo
New York
Thursday 25 February 2021 08:50 GMT
Democrat posts trans flag across from Marjorie Taylor Greene's office

Marjorie Taylor Green has escalated her attacks against the Equality Act by installing a sign outside her Congressional office saying that male and female are the only two genders.

In came in response to Congresswoman Marie Newman placing a transgender flag outside Ms Taylor Greene's office after the Georgia Republican motioned to adjourn a vote on the anti-discrimination bill.

"Our neighbour, @RepMTG, tried to block the Equality Act because she believes prohibiting discrimination against trans Americans is 'disgusting, immoral, and evil'," Ms Newman said in a video tweet.

"Thought we’d put up our Transgender flag so she can look at it every time she opens her door."

A few hours later, Ms Taylor Greene put up the sign saying: "There are TWO genders. MALE & FEMALE. Trust the science!"

"Our neighbour, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called "Equality" Act to destroy women’s rights and religious freedoms," Ms Greene said in the response tweet.

"Thought we’d put up ours so she can look at it every time she opens her door."

Ms Greene came under heavy criticism for earlier boasting over the motion to adjourn rather than vote for the Equality Act, a bill designed to ban discrimination in the United States based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Officially titled HR 5, the Equality Act would codify a decision made in 2020 by the US Supreme Court, which ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender Americans from discrimination. The court made that ruling on the basis of “sex,” an old-fashioned term open to varying interpretations, but the Equality Act would explicitly protect LGBTQ Americans.

In a speech on Wednesday, Ms Greene said that biological women cannot compete against biological men.

“They will be in her locker room, they will be in her showers, they will be in her bathroom, they will be in her hotel room when she travels with her team,” she said. “This is wrong.”

Her Democratic colleague, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, accused Ms Greene of "trying to get out of work early".

“You could just vote ‘no’ instead of trying to get out of work early,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter.

“We’re gonna pass the #EqualityAct today, protect our LGBTQ+ family and make the world a little bit better,” she tweeted. “Nothing is going to stop that.”

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