Sponsor of anti-LGBT law appointed as Health Secretary

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) addresses the second annual Conservative Policy Summit at the Heritage Foundation January 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. The theme for the summit this year is "Opportunity for All, Favoritism to None." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Tom Price, the Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia’s 6th district, was appointed with a vote 52 over 47. He holds a zero rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Congressional Scorecard on LGBT rights, opposing anti-discrimination protections. He supported discrimination of sexual minorities motivated by religion and opposed legal recognition of same-sex marriages and claimed: “Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court serves only as further encouragement to use the court system as a systematic springboard to enact agendas outside the democratic and legislative structures of government. Thirty States have held statewide ballots banning gay marriage since the year 2000, and yet legislating from the bench has superseded both public approval and our elected representatives. This is not only a sad day for marriage, but a further judicial destruction of our entire system of checks and balances.”


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