Trump’s Attorney General Nominee tried to ban gay and lesbian groups from meeting at his university.

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The President-elect nominated the conservative Alabama Senator for the role earlier this month, putting him in line to replace the Obama officials who filed briefs supporting equal marriage.Sessions is known as one of the most conservative and anti-LGBT members of Congress, holding a 0 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Congressional Scorecard on LGBT rights. He fought vocally against equal marriage and discrimination protections for LGBT people, and opposed lifting the ban on openly gay people serving in the military.However, the extreme homophobic root of Sessions’ beliefs is now becoming clear.A CNN KFile investigation this week revealed that while serving as Alabama attorney general in 1996, Sessions launched a public campaign to prevent a gay and lesbian conference at the University of Alabama.

However legal records show that Sessions tried to block the meeting under a 1992 state law, that banned the “promotion” of “actions prohibited by the sodomy and sexual misconduct laws”.Sessions said at the time: “I intend to do everything I can to stop that conference.“The Legislature gave serious thought to trying to craft a statute that passed muster, and I believe that my responsibility is to defend the laws of the Legislature.”Sessions tried to obtain a court order to block the meeting – only for the state’s law to be found unconstitutional.The event went ahead with increased security and little protest.

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