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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 12:17 AM

Trump administration civil rights lawyer arrested multiple times for harassing women & gays

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Source: LGBTQ Nation

A Trump administration lawyer who is in charge of a civil rights division had multiple run-ins with the law for his aggressive protests for Christian conservative causes and harassment of women.

Matt Bowman is a Christian conservative extremist, and he also happens to be one of the top lawyers in Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights.

Mother Jones reports that he was arrested multiple times from 1996 to 2002 for harassing women while protesting hospitals where he believed abortions were occurring. He was also arrested for blocking traffic outside Disney World because he believed Disney was promoting the “homosexual life.”


Bowman started protesting in Ohio when he was a student at a Christian college. One of the protests he led included turning a plaza into a “Cemetery of Innocents”: a symbolic graveyard for aborted fetuses.


Read more: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/07/trump-administration-civil-rights-lawyer-arrested-multiple-times-harassing-women-gays/



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Behind the Aegis Jul 19 OP
BootinUp Jul 19 #1
Freethinker65 Jul 19 #2
herding cats Jul 19 #3
SamKnause Jul 19 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 19 #5
marble falls Jul 19 #6
Behind the Aegis Jul 19 #7
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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 12:19 AM

1. Shocked...not at all. Nt

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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 12:23 AM

2. Yikes, if he is one of the top lawyers, I can only imagine the lawyers at the bottom

So I am assuming he will be paid to do nothing as he will determine that there can be no civil rights violations, except perhaps against intolerant Christians.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 12:28 AM

3. And this is where we are.

So many steps back in such a brief period of time. It's honestly difficult for me to process.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 04:41 AM

4. Fuck, just fuck it.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:38 AM

5. He has company: "The religious activists on the rise inside Trump's health department"

HEALTH CARE

The religious activists on the rise inside Trump's health department

Critics fret some agency leaders are blurring the lines between church and state.

By DAN DIAMOND 01/22/2018 05:00 AM EST Updated 01/22/2018 03:45 PM EST

A small cadre of politically prominent religious activists inside the Department of Health and Human Services have spent months quietly planning how to weaken federal protections for abortion and transgender care — a strategy that's taking shape in a series of policy moves that took even their own staff by surprise.

Those officials include Roger Severino, an anti-abortion Catholic lawyer who now runs the Office of Civil Rights and last week laid out new protections allowing health care workers with religious or moral objections to abortion and other procedures to opt out. Shannon Royce, the agency's key liaison with religious and grass-roots organizations, has also emerged as a pivotal player.

"To have leaders like Roger, like Shannon, it’s so important," said Deanna Wallace of Americans United for Life, an anti-abortion group that was frequently at odds with the Obama administration. "It’s extremely encouraging to have HHS on our side this time."

But inside HHS, staff say that those leaders are steering their offices to support evangelicals at the expense of other voices, such as a recent decision to selectively post public comments that were overwhelmingly anti-abortion. "It’s supposed to be the faith-based partnership center, not the Christian-based partnership center," said a longtime HHS staffer, referencing the HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships led by Royce.
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Previously at DU:

Meet the rabidly anti-gay HHS official behind Trump's plan to defund Planned Parenthood

Previously at Mother Jones:

POLITICS | FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Two Decades Ago, He Blocked Abortion Clinics and Dodged Police. Now He’s Helping Wage Trump’s War on Reproductive Rights.

A string of previously unreported arrests illuminate a top administration lawyer’s hard-held beliefs—and unlawful past.

Roger Severino
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Personal life

Severino is Catholic and married to Carrie Severino, who runs the Judicial Crisis Network.

Great new book, “Justice On Trial, The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court.” Fantastic job by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino!


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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:59 AM

6. What a totally inappropriate appointment.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 03:16 PM

8. Kick and recommend for visibility. Thanks for posting.

Again the “best people”.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 03:17 PM

9. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights



Suprised stumpy hasn't closed this down..

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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 07:05 AM

10. Kick

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