Wednesday, February 1, 2017

LGBT Leaders Say No To Gorsuch

LGBTQ leaders & allies are speaking out against Trump’s nomination of 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. We knew it wouldn’t be good but Gorsuch has a long career that's undeniably troubling for civil rights & for our LGBTQ community. Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force stated, “Judge Neil Gorsuch’s record reveals a jurist who believes that bosses should control their employees’ private health care decisions; supports the misuse of religion to legalize discrimination & holds LGBTQ equality with disdain. He is also a darling of those who are vehemently opposed to marriage equality. He seems like someone who aligns perfectly with Donald Trump & Mike Pence’s view of the world, but is completely out of touch with the realities of most people’s lives.” Rick Zbur, Executive Director Equality California added, “Judge Gorsuch’s opinions in prior cases such as Hobby Lobby leave us deeply concerned about his willingness to uphold laws protecting LGBT people from bias, not to mention protecting the separation of church & state. The stakes could not be higher. Gorsuch's hard-right ideology & zeal to dramatically expand religious exemptions poses an immediate threat to the advances that LGBT Americans have recently achieved.” Rebecca Isaacs, Executive Director of Equality Federation concluded, “Supreme Court Justices should be able to uphold the constitution without allowing personal prejudice against any group of people to cloud their decisions. Mr. Gorsuch has a troubling history of working against fairness for LGBTQ Americans.”
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Marilyn Rosen said...

We have to object like never before and hope we get the same support from the greater community that we've already seen in rallies and marches around the country.

February 1, 2017 at 11:58 AM  

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