“As someone who works with young people in Texas, who are predominantly queer folks of color, I know for a fact that Jeff Mateer is unfit to serve as judge in eastern Texas. His record has shown that he would not be fair, and his views are openly hostile to reproductive justice and to any laws supporting the LGBTQ community,” warned URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity’s Clarke Williams at the #StopMateer rally.
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National Center for Transgender Equality’s Harper Jean Tobin discusses the letter and video parents of transgender kids sent Jeff Mateer and the Senate Judiciary Committee – and their failure to respond – at the #StopMateer rally.
Cedric Lawson of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights detailed the threats posed by Jeff Mateer and Donald Trump’s other judicial nominees while speaking at the #StopMateer rally.
“The nomination of Jeff Mateer is an insult. It is an insult to LGBTQ people. It is an insult to women. It is an insult to all who believe in the dignity and worth of every person. And it is an insult to the fundamental principle enshrined on the front of the Supreme Court of the United States: equal justice under law.” – Human Rights Campaign’s Sarah McBride at the #StopMateer rally