Los Angeles LGBT Center Congratulates the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson for Making History as the First Black Woman to Be Confirmed to the United States Supreme Court - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center Congratulates the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson for Making History as the First Black Woman to Be Confirmed to the United States Supreme Court

April 7, 2022
Contact: Media Relations

Following the United States Senate confirmation today of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, Los Angeles LGBT Center Executive Director Joe Hollendoner issued the following statement:

“The Los Angeles LGBT Center congratulates the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson on this monumental occasion of becoming the first Black woman to be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. At a time when the LGBTQ community is under attack within statehouses across the country, the Honorable Brown Jackson’s confirmation offers hope that the highest court in the land will protect and expand LGBTQ equality as well as the rights of all other systemically oppressed communities.

“On this historic day, we celebrate Judge Brown Jackson and her perseverance. Her confirmation hearings put Black excellence on display for all to witness, particularly when she faced questions from Senators underscoring the white supremacy and misogyny that continues to be pervasive in our institution and culture.

“Now, with a more diverse representation of the United States, may the Supreme Court further codify our rights to exist, love, and thrive.”

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Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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