LGBT groups have recently spoken against Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Neil Gorsuch to the vacant seat i the Supreme Court. Trump said he had Antonin Scalia in mind when he picked Colorado judge Gorsuch for the vacant seat. Scalia died a year ago. Of the late justice, Trump said his “image and genius was in my mind throughout the decision-making process.”
Gorsuch previously spoke against LGBT rights saying: “American liberals have become addicted to the courtroom… as the primary means of effecting their social agenda on everything from gay marriage to assisted suicide…” Concerns have also been raised by the Human Rights Campaign over his joining in a decision by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in the Hobby Lobby v Sebelius case. The HRC states that the case “asserted that some private corporations are “people” under federal law and have a right to deny basic healthcare coverage if it violates their religious belief. This expansive ruling could allow employers to deny transgender employees access to hormone treatment, access to birth control and other crucial health care for LGBTQ people.” The HRC spokesman said such a decision to be the biggest stake for the LGBT community and for the whole country. The HRC urges Senators to oppose the nomination of Gorsuch.