Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Statement on Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to Serve on U.S. Supreme Court - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Statement on Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to Serve on U.S. Supreme Court

July 9, 2018
Contact: Gil Diaz

In response to President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the United States Supreme Court, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement:

"The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court leaves no doubt about President Trump’s intent to roll back fairness, equality, and justice in this country for decades to come.

"Appallingly, the vetting process for this nomination came directly through anti-LGBT organizations. Moreover, in one of the many unsuccessful challenges to the Affordable Care Act, Judge Kavanaugh wrote a dissenting opinion intended to nullify the law’s requirement of coverage for those with pre-existing conditions – including HIV.

"For those who value equal rights for LGBTQ people, health care for poor people, a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions, and many other compassionate human values, Kavanaugh is not an acceptable choice for the highest court in the land.

"The time is now for all fair-minded people to call their senators and urge them to conduct a careful and painstaking review of Kavanaugh’s judicial record and opinions. If he cannot unequivocally affirm that the Supreme Court’s decisions over the last 20 years upholding the constitutional freedom and equality of LGBT people will—and should—remain the law of the land, then he must be rejected as out of step with the vast majority of Americans."

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