Published in Inquisitr
Senate Republicans voted on Wednesday to appoint controversial federal judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, who has a history of speaking out against LGBT groups and opposing reproductive rights.
As HuffPost reported, the Senate voted along party lines to confirmed 42-year-old Kacsmaryk to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Every Democrat present voted against his appointment, while every Republican — other than Susan Collins, of Maine — voted for him.
Kacsmaryk’s bid for the federal judgeship faced fierce opposition from LGBT and reproductive rights groups, which tried to shed light on his past controversial comments regarding homosexuals and transgender people. As the report noted, he had signed a letter calling being transgender a “delusion” and also said that homosexuality was “disordered,” The Washington Post noted.
HuffPost added that the new federal judge fought back against protections for LGBT people in employment, housing, and health care. He had also ruled against reproductive rights, opposing the employer contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.