The internet has been alight with discussion of the dustup currently taking place in Congress, but if you don’t spend much time online, you might be in the dark as to what it’s all about. While it's always frustrating to see trans people’s right to existence and safety be questioned by the very politicians they’re elected to serve, it’s worth reading up on the issue at hand. Below, find all the answers to what’s going on between Reps. Marie Newman (D) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R).
How did this whole thing start?
On Wednesday, Newman—whose daughter is trans—tweeted a video of herself hanging a trans pride flag outside her office, which is across the hall from Greene’s. “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,” Newman wrote. Facebook briefly removed Newman’s video for supposed “hate speech,” then apologized.
What was Greene’s response?