Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement unequivocally denouncing Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene for her transphobic attacks on Congresswoman Marie Newman’s trans daughter.
“Marjorie Taylor Greene’s disgusting and reprehensible attack against Congresswoman Marie Newman’s trans daughter is nothing more than pure hate and must be called out,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano and Congressman David Cicilline. “For a grown woman — especially one in elected office — to attack a child is one of the most deplorable and unconscionable actions we have ever witnessed. But these attacks are not new. The type of language used by Ms. Greene and other bigots like her is why there has been a significant increase in violence towards trans people, especially trans people of color. Equality PAC stands in solidarity with Congresswoman Newman and all trans people in condemning these vicious attacks.”
Equality PAC is the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus and is dedicated to the full legal and societal equality for LGBTQ Americans. All funds raised into Equality PAC are spent supporting and electing openly LGBTQ individuals and strong LGBTQ allies to the United States Congress who are committed to passing the Equality Act and to ensuring full civil rights and protections for all LGBTQ Americans.
Date: February 25, 2021
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