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Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:07 PM

Lawyer who fought to ban trans people from bathrooms will lead DOJ civil rights division

Source: LGBTQ Nation



By Alex Bollinger ∑ Monday, October 22, 2018

An anti-gay lawyer was confirmed to lead the Department of Justiceís Civil Rights Division.

In a 52-45 vote, the Senate confirmed Donald Trumpís nominee, Eric Dreiband.

He will now head up the Department of Justiceís efforts to fight racism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination, even though he has spent his life defending discrimination.

Dreiband represented the University of North Carolina in a lawsuit against the schoolís decision to enforce HB2, which restricted bathroom access for trans people and banned local governments from passing LGBTQ anti-discrimination ordinances.

Read more: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/10/lawyer-fought-ban-trans-people-bathrooms-will-lead-doj-civil-rights-division/

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Reply Lawyer who fought to ban trans people from bathrooms will lead DOJ civil rights division (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 22 OP
George II Oct 22 #1
montanacowboy Oct 22 #2
NurseJackie Oct 22 #3
rogue emissary Oct 22 #11
not fooled Oct 22 #12
Ruby the Liberal Oct 22 #19
NurseJackie Oct 22 #21
Ruby the Liberal Oct 22 #22
niyad Oct 22 #4
EleanorR Oct 22 #16
niyad Oct 23 #27
Permanut Oct 22 #5
William Seger Oct 22 #10
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 22 #6
greymattermom Oct 22 #7
louis-t Oct 22 #13
sdfernando Oct 22 #8
TwistOneUp Oct 22 #14
Behind the Aegis Oct 22 #17
Jedi Guy Oct 22 #24
They_Live Oct 22 #15
djacq Oct 22 #9
Behind the Aegis Oct 22 #18
Ruby the Liberal Oct 22 #20
yardwork Oct 22 #23
qwlauren35 Oct 22 #25
Freethinker65 Oct 22 #26

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:17 PM

1. That's like putting Josef Mengele in charge of the CDC.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:18 PM

2. You just can't make this shit up

n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:19 PM

3. Don't worry... it's all part of Susan Sarandon's "REVOLUTION"



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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:42 PM

11. +1

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:46 PM

12. ...

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 04:15 PM

19. Its funny. Everytime I read shit like this

she is the first one to come to mind. I had a mild case of the Naders after 2000, but it faded. This isn't fading - and I hope this haunts her for the rest of her life.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #19)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 04:57 PM

21. I pledge to do my part to make certain that her complicity and treachery isn't forgotten.

This isn't fading - and I hope this haunts her for the rest of her life.
I pledge to do my part to make certain that her complicity and treachery isn't forgotten. The things she said, the LIES she told, the VENOM she spewed, the DIVISION she caused... it's all unforgivable.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #21)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 05:06 PM

22. We need a like button.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:19 PM

4. which damned turncoat Dems voted for this POS?

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 02:56 PM

16. No Democrat voted for him The vote was actually 50-47, 3 not voting

Heitcamp, Rubio, and Nelson did not vote.

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Response to EleanorR (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:09 AM

27. thank you. 50-47 is rather different from 52-45.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:24 PM

5. Okay, so the part of the Pledge of Allegiance..

about "..liberty and justice for all" will need to be eliminated. I'm sure the Republicans will be all over that, just like the part of the national anthem about "the land of the free".

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Response to Permanut (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:36 PM

10. Hey, just CONFORM and you get the same liberty and justice as everyone else

... who qualifies.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:25 PM

6. Another partner from Jones Day.

Eric Dreiband

Eric Stefan Dreiband (born September 23, 1963) is an American lawyer. Currently a partner at Jones Day, he has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as the United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.

Education and career

Dreiband graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts and earned a Master of Theological Studies from the Harvard Divinity School. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, Dreiband served as a law clerk to Judge William Joseph Bauer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Following his clerkship, Dreiband served in the Independent Counsel's office for the Whitewater controversy. After a stint in private practice, Dreiband served in the administration of George W. Bush as deputy administrator of the United States Department of Labor's wage and hour division from 2002 to 2003 and as general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 2003 to 2005. He again returned to private practice in 2005 and joined Jones Day in 2008, where he is currently a partner.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:28 PM

7. So how do they plan to find out who is trans

at every rest room in the country?

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 02:00 PM

13. A guy at my office came in one day screaming

about how there will now be guys "waving their weenies in my daughter's face!!". I told him it is now his job to police every ladies' restroom he sees, and that he has to run in and make sure there is no one in there he doesn't approve of.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:31 PM

8. some people say

he is a closet case and likes to wear silky lingerie...so some people say.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 02:00 PM

14. A homophobe that's a closet case? No!

I'm shocked. Shocked, I say!

Oh, wait. I forgot: they all are.

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Response to TwistOneUp (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 03:20 PM

17. No, not all homophobes are "closet cases".

Most homophobes are straight people who hate gay people, not self-loathing gays.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 09:35 PM

24. Doesn't it amaze you how quickly people resort to the "closet case" insult on a progressive site? NT

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 02:04 PM

15. So far...

I don't hear him denying it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:32 PM

9. Wait... What? There's a Civil Rights Division in the DOJ

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 03:24 PM

18. Can't say I am in the least bit surprised.

This asshole will make it easier to attack the GLBT community while people twiddle their thumbs and make homophobic jokes about him being a "secret faggot". With someone like this in position, hate crimes statutes could come under attack and sexual orientation and gender identity get dropped all together. It could also lead to a "reinstitution" (or acceptance of) of the "gay panic" defense.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 04:17 PM

20. Its like they start by asking "who is diametrically opposed to the mission of [agency]"

and then whittle the short list down to who they think can destroy it the fastest.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 07:36 PM

23. Dreiband is stupid. Truly, deeply stupid.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 11:04 PM

25. It's things like this

that get the evangelicals happy. They will point to this and say "See, he is doing good things for America. So what if he screwed around on his wife."

I don't recall seeing anyone from the LGBTQ community suck up to Trump a la Kanye West (SO embarrassing), so I guess y'all saw the dangers of a Trump presidency.

We just didn't campaign hard enough for Hillary.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 11:07 PM

26. The Betsy DeVos of the Civil Rights Division

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