#AM_Equality: September 28, 2020

by HRC Staff

HRC responds to Trump nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett; New surveys show strong support for LGBTQ equality in battleground states

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HRC RESPONDS TO TRUMP NOMINATION OF JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT:

On Friday afternoon, news broke that Judge Amy Coney Barrett would be Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee. More from The New York Times, Reuters, Vox and HRC.

  • “While people are suffering across the country, instead of offering aid, Trump and McConnell are rushing through a Supreme Court justice -- a justice who could deal a fatal blow to people maintaining their basic health care in the middle of a pandemic,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@alphonsodavid). “If she is nominated and confirmed, Coney Barrett would work to dismantle all that Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought for during her extraordinary career. An appointment of this magnitude must be made by the president inaugurated in January.”
  • Join HRC and our partners in declaring our dissent to this nominee and this process.

LGBTQ EQUALITY HAS STRONG SUPPORT IN BATTLEGROUND STATES: According to new surveys in battleground states from HRC and Hart Research, LGBTQ issues have strong support among likely voters, anti-equality attacks Republicans have launched are falling flat and support for transgender people is strong. The polls’ findings also suggest that Joe Biden and pro-equality U.S. Senate candidates are in a strong position six weeks ahead of the November 3rd general election. More from HRC.

MUST-READ MONDAY -- HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID PENS PIECE FOR WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ON HOW BUSINESSES MUST CENTER EQUITY AND INCLUSION: “If this year has taught us anything, it’s that our fates are intertwined and all of us, corporations and people alike, must not just do well, we must do good,” writes David. More from the World Economic Forum.

HRC MARKS NATIONAL GAY MEN’S HIV & AIDS AWARENESS DAY: More from HRC.

HRC MARKS NATIVE WOMEN’S EQUAL PAY DAY: More from HRC.

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ACTOR FRANCOIS ARNAUD COMES OUT AS BISEXUAL: More from Out.

NON-BINARY POET, SINGER & SONGWRITER DUA SALEH (@doitlikedua) JOINS CAST OF “SEX EDUCATION”: More from Paper Magazine.

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