ADDED ON: 10/13/2018

LGBTQ and Civil Rights Groups Warn Against Confirming Two More Anti-gay Federal Judges

10/12/2018 | Metro Weekly

A coalition of 27 LGBTQ civil rights organizations is warning that, yet again, the Senate stands poised to confirm two judges with a history of anti-LGBTQ animus. The coalition wrote a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee last week asking the committee to reject the nominations of Eric Murphy and Chad Readler to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Both men were granted a confirmation hearing on Wednesday. “The records of these two nominees, particularly with respect to civil rights issues, reflect a deep hostility to the principles of equality, liberty, justice and dignity under the law for LGBT Americans, among others,” the coalition wrote in its letter. “Accordingly, we do not believe these nominees will provide impartial justice to LGBT people and their families, and therefore urge you to oppose their nominations.”

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