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Fri Sep 7, 2018, 09:28 PM

Is It OK to Fire a Gay Person? Kavanaugh Won't Say

Confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh continued on Thursday with the nominee refusing to answer basic questions about where he stands on LGBTQ issues. Kavanaugh blathered, dissembled, and ultimately failed to provide an answer when California’s Democratic Senator Kamala Harris asked for his personal opinion about whether or not marriage equality should be legal.

He used the same tactic when New Jersey’s Democratic Senator Cory Booker asked if he “morally” considered it wrong to fire a person based on their sexual identity. “Would it be wrong to fire a gay person?” Booker asked.

Senator Booker:
“There are a lot of folks who have concerns that if you get on the court — folks who are married right now really have a fear that they will not be able to continue those marital bonds. We still have a country where, if you post your Facebook pictures up of your marriage to someone of the same sex, we still have a majority of the states where if that employer of yours finds out that you’ve got a gay marriage and that you’re gay, in the majority of America states, you can fire somebody because they’re gay,” Booker said. “I guess you’re not willing to tell me whether you personally, morally now, think that that’s right or wrong,” he added.

As it turned out Kavanaugh was not willing to tell Booker where he stood “morally” on the issue of firing someone for being gay.
Sarah Kate Ellis, CEO of GLAAD:
“Judge Kavanaugh refuses to answer simple questions on the dignity of LGBTQ Americans and is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court,” said Ellis. “With the world watching, Kavanaugh refused to tell LGBTQ Americans that we deserve equal protections under the law and Congress should take action before appointing him to a lifetime position where he will no doubt work to undermine our basic rights to liberty and justice.”


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Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2018 #1

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Fri Sep 7, 2018, 11:14 PM

1. Wow. UnAmerican. Dominionist. He feels some people are second class citizens. . . . nt

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