WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2019 – Following today’s Senate vote to advance the nomination of Matthew Kacsmaryk for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“Matthew Kacsmaryk has devoted his legal career to undermining the rights of his fellow Americans, especially LGBTQ people and women. He has expressed attitudes toward the LGBTQ community that are deeply offensive and leave no doubt that any LGBTQ individual entering his courtroom would be in hostile territory. This is unacceptable in a democracy that promises justice for all. Kacsmaryk should not be confirmed to a lifetime seat on the federal bench.”