Keeping an eye on this!!
With many thanks to the Williams Institute at UCLA LAw School, we examine the LGBT Record of Supreme Court Nominee, Scalia like, Neil Gorsuch:
Today, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. In keeping with the president’s campaign promise, Judge Gorsuch is a conservative justice in the tradition of Justice Scalia. As such, he is likely to reach decisions that negatively impact many parts of the LGBT community when considering issues of race, immigration, and reproductive health.
In terms of LGBT rights, even if Judge Gorsuch is confirmed, the majority of the Supreme Court that extended marriage equality nationwide will remain intact. However, if confirmed, Judge Gorsuch will likely participate in important decisions about the constitutionality of laws disadvantaging LGBT people, such as North Carolina’s HB2 law and…
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