Lambda Legal to Neomi Rao: “We Are Not A Trend”

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January 15, 2019

(Washington, DC, January 15, 2019) – Sharon McGowan, Legal Director and Chief Strategy Officer of Lambda Legal, issued the following statement after BuzzFeed News reported on a series of Naomi Rao’s inflammatory writings:

“Neomi Rao lacks the judgement and credibility to be an independent and impartial judge on any court. I hope this episode serves as reminder to the entire Trump administration that we are not a ‘choice,’ we are not a ‘trend,’ and the LGBT community deserves judges who will treat them with respect. Her statements on sexual assault, diversity, and marriage equality should immediately disqualify her from any nomination for a lifetime appointment.”


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Ian Wilhite

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

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