In Dallas Voice, Kristine Lucius Shows How Trump’s Judges Threaten LGBTQ Equality

Courts News 06.28.19

Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390

WASHINGTON – In a Dallas Voice op-ed, Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, brings to light the extreme anti-LGBTQ records of many of Trump’s judicial nominees, including Matthew Kacsmaryk, who the Senate recently confirmed to be a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.

The op-ed states:

“Kacsmaryk’s career has been marked by attack after attack on LGBTQ rights. He has a long and disturbing record that demonstrates the type of bigotry that a robe cannot disguise.

The op-ed continues:

“Now that all but one Republican senator voted to confirm Kacsmaryk, as well as other nominees who do not believe in equality for LGBTQ people, we must hold them accountable. We will not forget their votes for these dangerous lifetime appointments. Together, we must send the message that we expect each and every senator to stop the president from taking us back to the disgraceful days when LGBTQ people — and all people in America — were not considered equal.

“We’ve come a long way since Stonewall, but this progress is in peril now. We must keep pushing senators to protect our democracy, not put it in danger.”  

The full text of the op-ed is available here.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit