NBJC Joins 72 National, State and Local LGBT Groups to Oppose Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
Every Supreme Court vacancy is significant, but the stakes for the LGBT community could not be higher in deciding who will replace Justice Kennedy—who served as the deciding vote in numerous landmark decisions affecting LGBT people. It is not an exaggeration to say that key protections that enable LGBT individuals to participate as equal members of our society are at stake. Judge Kavanaugh’s record demonstrates that if he were confirmed to the Supreme Court, he would provide the fifth and decisive vote to undermine many of our core rights and legal protections.
Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony during his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee further cemented our opposition. During his hearing, Judge Kavanaugh readily agreed that firing someone because of their race would be morally wrong but refused similarly to agree that firing someone because they are gay would be immoral. Judge Kavanaugh also refused to respond to questions asking whether he believes Obergefell v. Hodges was correctly decided.