Anti-gay Oklahoma state Representative Sally Kern, the woman best known for saying gays were the “biggest threat our nation has” at a gathering of Republicans, will face a transgender opponent in the fall.

Oklahoma City attorney Brittany Novotny, a Democrat, filed paperwork Tuesday to officially challenge the outspoken Republican for the seat.

“[Kern] has proven to be out of touch with mainstream Oklahomans, ineffective at solving problems, and bad for business,” Novotny said in a press release.

While Kern's anti-gay comments drew criticism from gay rights groups, the media attention turned the politician into an overnight right-wing celebrity. She has since continued to speak out against gay rights.

Earlier this year at the John Birch Society's Clouds Over America conference, Kern called for a new “Great Awakening” to defend America against the gay rights movement, which she called the “gay agenda.”

“We need a spiritual revival, and that will only come if God's people, especially you pastors, will stand in your pulpits and vocally preach the word of God and thus declare the Lord this sin, and preach it in love, only then does our nation have a chance of overcoming the scourge of AIDS, HIV and the devastating destruction that the homosexual lifestyle is bringing on your children and grandchildren.”

In her press release Novotny kept mum about Kern's anti-gay comments, keeping the focus on her campaign.

“I understand there are going to be some folks who try to make this election about the fact that my medical history includes a gender transition,” she said, “but I'm running for office because I believe I'm the best candidate to fight for jobs, education and transportation.”