At a rally for Donald Trump in Commerce, Georgia on Saturday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and his husband to “stay out of our girl’s bathrooms.”
“You know what? Pete Buttigieg can take his electric vehicles and his bicycles, and he and his husband can stay out of our girl’s bathrooms,” Greene said at the rally.
Marjorie Taylor Greene goes on a strange rant about Pete Buttigieg and says he “can stay out of our girls bathroom” pic.twitter.com/mflOliqc5R
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Laws addressing the use of restrooms by transgender people became a hot-button topic beginning in 2015 and 2016.
- More recently, a culture war fight has boiled over regarding the participation of transgender athletes in women’s sports.
- Greene’s remarks sparked confusion among some social media commenters, who noted that Buttigieg and his husband are gay, not transgender.
WHAT MAYOR PETE SAID ABOUT THE ISSUE
In an April 2016 interview with a local news outlet, Buttigieg – then serving as mayor of South Bend, Indiana – criticized bills that required transgender people to use the restroom corresponding to the sex they were assigned at birth.
Pete in April 2016 talking about inclusion in South Bend and the transgender bathroom debate. pic.twitter.com/fzibhaQE6A
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