LGBT trying to understand Kavanaugh

Judge Brett Kavanaugh President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

As September’s confirmation hearings are around the corner, the LGBT community and advocacy groups rush to gather information on understanding Kavanaugh’s well-hidden political stance on LGBT rights. Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court, has many in the LGBT community worried. President Trump’s nomination follows the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who sided with Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop during the Masterpiece Cakeshop Vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case was a narrow ruling, leaving many people even more worried about others being able to discriminate against LGBT persons based on religious beliefs. Currently, LGBT advocacy groups, including the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), are rushing to learn everything they can about the more conservative nominee that will give them clues about where Kavanaugh stands regarding LGBT rights, looking mostly at his actions from 2003-2006 while he served as White House Staff Secretary for President George W. Bush. David Stacy, Goverment Affairs Director for the HRC comments about the lack of information found during this timeframe: “We have a big huge question mark about his time as Staff Secretary. It’s a very key role. It’s like the lowest-profile, most important role in the federal government in a way. They’re never out there in public—and yet every piece of paper that goes to the President’s desk goes through their desk.” To this matter, Lambda Legal has filed several Freedom of Act requests to obtain any of Kavanaugh’s communications on LGBT issues. Some conservatives, like Gregory T. Angelo, Executive Director of the conservative LGBT group Log Cabin Republicans, feel that the LGBT community owes Kavanaugh an “open mind”, as “serious questions remain regarding Kavanaugh’s perspective on LGBT legal issues currently percolating through the federal courts.” Hopefully the American people will be able to learn more that may or may not be uncovered about the potential new Supreme Court Justice before the appointment.