Thursday, January 11, 2018

Just in case you still think that Trump is a friend of the LGBT community

As Lambda Legal points out, Trump is re-shaping the federal judiciary in a way that will negatively impact LGBT people for decades to come. These judicial appointments are not undoable; they are for life.
Anti-LGBT record of nominees: Trump’s record speed and the alarmingly high number of nominees with anti-LGBT records whom he is advancing is triggering a growing judicial crisis for LGBT people. Nearly one-in-three have records that demonstrate hostility towards the rights of LGBT people. While several of these nominees are anti-LGBT activists who have openly denigrated LGBT people and families, others have more quietly undermined LGBT rights and protections.
What keeps me awake at night is the prospect of Trump appointing another justice of the Supreme Court. We do have a means to stop this assault by changing the composition of the Senate. It is a tough haul but it is possible if everyone who wants to check the power of the Very Stable Genius registers to votes and then actually shows up in November.

Alabama demonstrates the potential to unseat anyone. Doug Jones did not win because people changed their minds over Roy Moore. Doug Jones won because people got out and voted.

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