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NBJC Joins 72 National, State and Local LGBT Groups to Oppose Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

The National Black Justice Coalition, joined Lambda Legal and 71 other undersigned organizations to urge the US Senate to oppose the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The attached letter outlines in detail our reasons for opposing his nomination.


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.


Download full letter of opposition to Kavanuagh nomination sent to US Senate below.


The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.