September 20, 2017

Another stupid Trump judge pick

President Donald Trump's nominee for a Texas federal judgeship is facing harsh scrutiny for past hateful comments he made about the LGBT community.

Salon - Jeff Mateer, who serves as the first assistant attorney general of Texas, made a number of statements which expressed animosity toward the LGBT community during his time as general counsel for the Christian right-wing Liberty Institute, which is now known as the First Liberty Institute. As uncovered by CNN, these remarks disparaged transgender individuals, compared same-sex marriage to bestiality and bemoaned the outlawing of conversion therapy.

"Now, I submit to you, a parent of three children who are now young adults, a first grader really knows what their sexual identity?" Mateer rhetorically asked listeners in May 2015, while discussing a Colorado transgender bathroom case. "I mean it just really shows you how Satan's plan is working and the destruction that's going on."

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