Marie Newmana first-time candidate for U.S. Congress in the 3rd Congressional District of Illinois and the mother of a transgender childhosted a fundraiser at Boystown spot Sidetrack on Dec. 7.
She is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinskia Democrat who has an anti-LGBT record. Among other things, Lipinski was one of the few Democrats to support a constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union of "one man and one woman" and voted against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which aimed to ban discrimination against LGBT+ employees.
More information on Newman can be found at MarieNewmanForCongress.com .
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