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Why Kentaji Brown Jackson's Work History Matters to LGBTQ+ People

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Lawrence v. Texas, the current political climate proves that some in power, including legislators and governors, want to create regressive laws reminiscent of the past when it comes to our equality and visibility.

This is why it’s vital that those serving on our courts—especially the Supreme Court — understand the ways in which bias and discrimination have and continue to undermine our justice system.As the SCOTUS bench is currently stacked with conservative judges who have a grim track record of ruling against LGBTQ+ equality, President Joe Biden’s recent Supreme Court nomination of U.S.

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson gives us hope. If confirmed, she will be the first Black woman and public defender to sit on the nation’s highest court, joining Justice Sonia Sotomayor as a former district court judge who presided over criminal trials.

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