As the clock ticks down to the inauguration, we have reason to be concerned about both gay rights and women’s health. President-elect Trump’s list of nominees stays pretty far to the right. More worrying is that he may get to appoint additional justices, given the advanced ages of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy.
According to The Advocate:
During the presidential campaign, Trump released two lists of judges and other officials from which he said he’d choose his Supreme Court nominees. All are very conservative, and some have anti-LGBT track records. That makes it likely that if the appropriate case comes before them, they would vote to revoke marriage equality, abortion rights, and other civil liberties. Trump had also pledged to appoint justices in the mold of the ultraconservative Scalia, who died last year, and the president-elect has said he thought the marriage equality decision should be overturned (he also said after the election that the issue of marriage equality was “done” and “settled”).
Trump’s two top choices, according to Politico, are Diane Sykes and William H. Pryor Jr. Both pose a threat to LGBT rights, given their records.
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