As published today by Dominic Holden for BuzzFeed News, Lambda Legal and 18 other LGBT organizations are calling for the U.S. Senate to interrogate Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee:
In a letter to leading members of the Senate Judiciary Committee obtained by BuzzFeed News, 19 organizations worried Gorsuch may stymie attempts to expand legal protections, saying, “We have concluded that his views on civil rights issues are fundamentally at odds with the notion that LGBT people are entitled to equality, liberty, justice and dignity under the law.”
Gorsuch would serve on the Supreme Court as several LGBT cases percolate in the federal judiciary, including those asking whether transgender students and workers are protected under existing law, and if corporations are free to act based on their opposition to same-sex marriage.
The committee is set to begin confirmation hearings on Monday.
Led by Lambda Legal, one of the country’s top litigators in federal courts for LGBT protections, the letter is joined by the Transgender Law Center, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, and the Human Rights Campaign.