Campaigners have urged the US Senate to block Donald Trump’s nominee for civil rights chief as he opposes one of the spheres of civil rights completely – he is anti-LGBT. Eric S. Dreiband has been nominated to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He is known for supporting anti-LGBT laws in North Carolina and fought against any pro-LGBT law pushed forward by Obama’s administration. An open letter signed by nearly 50 LGBT groups and organisations raises concerns with the nomination. The letter warns that his stance on LGBT rights is “only the tip of the iceberg” when it comes to this nominee. The lawyer has also represented Abercrombie & Fitch when it tried to force Muslim employees to remove their headscarves, while separately fighting a case on behalf of evangelical Christians seeking to establish religious ‘exemptions’ from Obamacare provisions on birth control.