A transgender flag and a personal attack: Illinois Democratic US Rep. Marie Newman and Georgia Republican US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene feud over LGBTQ rights

Illinois U.S. Rep. Marie Newman’s push to pass a law that would ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans has put her at the center of a feud with controversial Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, a pro-Trump freshman congresswoman from Georgia who has espoused baseless conspiracy theories. On Tuesday, Newman, a Democrat from suburban Chicago, took to the House floor urging for the passage of the Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. During an emotional speech, the freshman Democrat from suburban La Grange choked up as she talked abo…

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