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HRC released a report detailing why President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States is troubling for the LGBTQ community.
Today, HRC released a report detailing why President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States is troubling for the LGBTQ community. The LGBTQ and civil rights communities depend on the court to respect our nation’s civil rights and to interpret laws in ways that ensure our community full equality under the law. We must demand that every Supreme Court Justice commit to guaranteeing that the court recognizes LGBTQ people’s fundamental rights and basic equality.
“Judge Gorsuch has had a troubling record on LGBTQ issues throughout his career,” said Sarah Warbelow, HRC legal director. “During his campaign, Donald Trump pledged to appoint a justice ‘in the mold of Antonin Scalia,’ and Gorsuch’s decisions and jurisprudence suggest he has kept that promise. The LGBTQ community has won important victories at the Supreme Court -- from Romer to Obergefell -- that affirm our rights and our liberties. We must ensure that those who serve on our highest court are willing to stand up for our community; Gorsuch has given us no indication that he will.”
The report details Gorsuch’s record, including the following:
For more information on Gorsuch’s record and why he is wrong for the LGBTQ community and wrong for the Supreme Court, read the HRC report here.
HRC opposes Judge Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. We have no reason to believe he will be an advocate for LGBTQ Americans, and we urge senators to vote “no.”