WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2019 – Following today’s vote to confirm Matthew Kacsmaryk to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“Matthew Kacsmaryk’s confirmation is going to cause suffering to millions of people in Texas, including many vulnerable individuals. Kacsmaryk harbors strong hostility to LGBTQ people and to women’s rights. Now, not only will he have the opportunity to curtail equal rights for millions within these communities, but individual women and LGBTQ people who come into his courtroom seeking justice will have to face a judge who has expressed contempt for them. As a judge, Matthew Kacsmaryk is going to ruin lives, and there is no way to minimize that very sad fact.”