A Republican congressman representing California is known for his opposition to the LGBT rights, is to be challenged by a queer female Democrat, it has been reported. Steve Knight supported ‘gay cure therapy’ and ‘religious freedom bill’, also noting several times that for him marriage is an opposite-sex union only. But on his way to taking a seat in the Congress again he faced a serious rival —Democrat Katie Hill, who is bisexual, won enough votes in this week’s primaries to secure a spot on the November ballot in California. She is backed by the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which supports out candidates in races across the US in a bid to secure better representation in politics. The statement on the fund’s behalf praised Ms Hill for her political strategies, calling them positive and solution-oriented in contrast to Knight being mostly focused on something he does not like. “Katie will make history in becoming the first openly LGBTQ Congresswoman from California if elected in November, but more importantly, she will head to Capitol Hill determined to reduce the divisiveness and produce actual results for all Americans,” the statement adds.