As Lambda Legal points out, Trump is re-shaping the federal judiciary in a way that will negatively impact LGBT people for decades to come. These judicial appointments are not undoable; they are for life.

Anti-LGBT record of nominees: Trump’s record speed and the alarmingly high number of
nominees with anti-LGBT records whom he is advancing is triggering a growing judicial crisis for
LGBT people. Nearly one-in-three have records that demonstrate hostility towards the rights of
LGBT people. While several of these nominees are anti-LGBT activists who have openly
denigrated LGBT people and families, others have more quietly undermined LGBT rights and
protections.

What keeps me awake at night is the prospect of Trump appointing another justice of the Supreme Court. We do have a means to stop this assault by changing the composition of the Senate. It is a tough haul but it is possible if everyone who wants to check the power of the Very Stable Genius registers to votes and then actually shows up in November.

Alabama demonstrates the potential to unseat anyone. Doug Jones did not win because people changed their minds over Roy Moore. Doug Jones won because people got out and voted.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.