(San Francisco, CA, Nov. 18, 2016)—National Center for Lesbian Rights Legal Director Shannon Price Minter responds to President-Elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General:

“Trump’s nomination of Jeff Sessions for the highest law enforcement officer in our land is chilling. His record of opposing racial justice, reproductive freedom, and basic equality for women and LGBTQ people should be disqualifying—and would have been disqualifying at any time in the past five decades. His abysmal record on civil rights issues was disqualifying when President Reagan tried to appoint him to the federal bench. Someone who was not fit to be a federal judge is not fit to enforce the civil rights laws of our country. We urge every person who cares about our Constitution and our nation’s future as a democracy to contact your Senators to oppose his nomination.”