Every LGBTQ Rights Group You’ve Ever Heard Of Opposes Two Of Trump’s Judicial Picks

Gay rights activists gather outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC on June 26, 2013. The US Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a controversial federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, in a major victory for supporters of same-sex marriage.The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) had denied married gay and lesbian couples in the United States the same rights and benefits that straight couples have long taken for granted. AFP PHOTO / MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

John Bush and Damien Schiff “would cause grave harm” to LGBTQ people and women, reads a new letter to senators.

 

WASHINGTON ― A whopping 27 LGBTQ rights groups on Monday urged the Senate to reject two of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, John Bush and Damien Schiff.

In a letter to all senators, groups including Lambda Legal and the Human Rights Campaign say both nominees’ views on civil rights “are fundamentally at odds with the notion that LGBT people are entitled to equality, liberty, justice and dignity under the law.”

Bush, a Kentucky lawyer up for a lifetime seat on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has applauded critics of same-sex marriage and compared abortion to slavery, calling them “the two greatest tragedies in our country.” Schiff, an attorney up for a 15-year seat on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, has said LGBTQ anti-bullying efforts are akin to “teaching ‘gayness’ in schools,” and argued that states should be allowed to criminalize “consensual sodomy.”

“Although neither Mr. Bush nor Mr. Schiff has any judicial experience, their public statements and writings have repeatedly demonstrated not only an extraordinary lack of judgment but also plain contempt for the rights of LGBT Americans, people living with HIV, women, and other vulnerable populations,” reads the letter, which goes into specifics on each count.

Read more at HuffPost Queer Voices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Human Rights Campaign Launches Grassroots Movement to Elect LGBTQ Politicians

as they march during the annual Gay Pride Parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

 

Human Rights Campaign wants to put LGBTQ politicians in office with a new initiative to elect out politicians and allies in the 2018 midterm elections. The LGBTQ advocacy organization’s campaign, called “HRC Rising,” also aims to combat anti-LGBTQ policies across the country.

 

“We’ve got to accelerate the pace of progress toward full equality and secure protections for LGBTQ people in states and communities across the country,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a statement. “That’s why we’re going on offense with the largest grassroots expansion in HRC’s 37-year history.”

The Human Rights Campaign plans to commit $26 million to the initiative, and will hire 20 additional full-time staff to support its vision. The grassroots movement will support LGBTQ candidates and pro-equality allies in all 50 states, but it will give particular attention to mobilizing LGBTQ voters and allies in the battleground states of Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Wins by LGBTQ and pro-equality candidates in these states could help to dismantle the conservative majority present in the United States government.

“The power and determination of the 10 million LGBTQ voters and our allies across America will only continue to grow stronger in the face of discriminatory attacks on our rights and freedoms,” Griffin said.

Additional information about how to get involved with the HRC Rising Initiative can be found by visiting HRC.org.

 

Read more at: Out Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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