Senate demanded to block anti-LGBT ‘civil rights’ official

GRAND JUNCTION, CO - OCTOBER 18: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leaves a rally at Grand Junction Regional Airport on October 18, 2016 in Grand Junction Colorado. Trump is on his way to Las Vegas for the third and final presidential debate against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

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.


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