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Speak Out Against the Nomination of Jeff Mateer

Speak Out Against the Nomination of Jeff Mateer

Now is the time to make our voices heard and #StopMateer. Jeff Mateer’s hateful views and statements make him unsuited for the federal bench.

Now is the time to make our voices heard and #StopMateer. Jeff Mateer’s hateful views and statements make him unsuited for the federal bench.

Speak Out Now:  #StopMateer

Jeff Mateer is President Trump’s nominee for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Mateer serves as the first assistant attorney general of Texas. He previously served as general counsel of the First Liberty Institute, an ultraconservative religious advocacy organization that has taken anti-LGBTQ, anti-reproductive rights positions.

Mateer stands out for his harsh attacks against the LGBTQ community. As originally reported by CNN, Mateer has made public statements referring to transgender children as part of “Satan’s plan.” He has supported the dangerous and abusive practice known as “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ youth. He has also argued that marriage equality for same-sex couples could lead to “disgusting” outcomes including polygamy and bestiality.

Mateer’s views are hostile and harmful. He should not be confirmed to the federal judiciary.

Now is the time to stand up against bigotry and hatred on the bench. Now is the time to send a strong message: Jeff Mateer’s nomination to the federal judiciary should be withdrawn.

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