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The 7 Most Alarming Statements By Trump’s Anti-LGBT Judicial Nominee
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The 7 Most Alarming Statements By Trump’s Anti-LGBT Judicial Nominee

Billy Corriher highlights the most controversial statements made by Jeff Mateer, President Trump's judicial nominee from Texas.

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  • Billy Corriher

Things just keep getting worse for Jeff Mateer, President Trump’s nominee for a lifetime seat on the federal bench in Texas. Media reports have uncovered even more disturbing and outlandish statements he has made, comparing contraception health insurance coverage to events in Nazi Germany. In a newly unearthed speech, Mateer claims that diversity training conflicts with the Bible. Mateer has a tendency to insult LGBT people and thinks that religion — and explicitly Christian prayer — belongs in government settings.

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Billy Corriher

Deputy Director, Legal Progress