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LGBT Group Targets ‘Far-Right’ Brett Kavanaugh As ‘Direct Threat’

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

An LGBT group claims Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a “direct threat” to everyone in America who will “erode” civil rights and “issue a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people.”

As The Hill reports, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) suggests Kavanaugh is “a direct threat to the constitutional rights of everyday Americans and for the LGBTQ community in particular.”

The HRC suggests a conspiracy:

“Kavanaugh has a troublingly lengthy, far-right pedigree, and he was hand-picked by anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice groups in an explicit effort to undermine equality. This nomination threatens to erode our nation’s civil rights laws, block transgender troops from bravely serving this nation, and issue a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people in every aspect of American life,”

The HRC’s legal director, Sarah Warbelow even suggests there are few political differences on the current Supreme Court because Kavanaugh will “undoubtedly bring a dangerous brand of ideological partisanship that has no place on the Court.”

The HRC is the most prominent gay agenda group in the United States and was quick to voice its horror at President Donald Trump’s nomination of Kavanaugh, but the release of its report this week indicates that the group is committed to stopping Kavanaugh from becoming Supreme Court justice.

It suggests that Kavanaugh’s pro-life views and personal faith “could significantly and unnecessarily reshape constitutional doctrine…”

Warbelow also cites Kavanaugh’s apparent lack of interest in “seminal LGBTQ decisions” while chiding his approval of former Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Antonin Scalia, both of whom are accused of holding “some of the most pronounced anti-LGBTQ records of modern jurists.”

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