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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 01:13 AM

Trump's newly confirmed federal judge has ties to anti-gay 'hate group'

http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/trump-s-newly-confirmed-federal-judge-has-ties-anti-gay-n980281

The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Allison Jones Rushing to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, handing the 36-year-old judge a lifetime seat on one of the nation’s top courts. While Rushing made headlines for becoming one of the youngest and least experienced members of the federal judiciary, she also garnered attention because of her decadelong association with one of the most well-known anti-gay groups.

“Throughout her brief legal career, Allison Rushing has supported and closely associated herself with one of the most extreme anti-LGBT organizations operating in this country today, the Alliance Defending Freedom,” Ian Wilhite, a spokesperson for LGBTQ legal group Lambda Legal, said in a statement shared with NBC News. “Rather than disqualifying her from consideration, this aspect of her record seems to have made up for all of the other deficiencies in her record.”

The 4th Circuit Court, which sits one level below the Supreme Court, covers West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and the Carolinas. Lambda Legal estimates there are roughly 1 million LGBTQ people who live in those states.

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Response to WhiskeyWulf (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 01:27 AM

1. I have never, and will never understand the logic behind "log cabin".

Why the hell would any LGBTQ person vote for politicians who want to ruin their lives secondary to the anti-science and trickle-down nonsense? Even in Brasil, Bolsonaro is getting his due public bashing for his homophobia magnanimously.
Yet 41 percent of this nation still "approves" of Trump and Idiot Co?
I'm getting more afraid by the day of the MAGAts.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 01:37 AM

2. I don't get it, either.

I'm really discouraged about the direction our culture has taken, especially after the progress we seemed to be making during the Obama years.

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