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Friday, July 13, 2018

7 Questions Trans People Have About Brett Kavanaugh

Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court has a questionable record on healthcare, employment rights, and more.

We already know a lot about Brett Kavanaugh: he is a reliable arch-conservative to the right of Justices Scalia and Gorsuch, and President Trump promises he would “automatically” overturn Roe v. Wade and Obamacare. He has controversial views of Presidential power, and a long, consistent record of ruling for corporations and against employees and consumers.

Yet as far as anyone can tell, in his long career he has never ruled on or written about legal issues related to LGBTQ people. With Brett Kavanaugh, no news is not good news for LGBTQ people. What we already know of his record makes clear he would be dangerous for LGBTQ Americans. And there is a great deal we still don’t know — including about his tenure as a staffer in the George W. Bush White House.

These are the questions LGBTQ people — and their Senators — should be asking about Kavanaugh before letting him anywhere near the Supreme Court.

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