Senate HELP Committee Should Reject Leading LGBT Activist Chai Feldblum as EEOC Commissioner

Washington – This week, President Trump shockingly re-nominated a leading LGBT activist to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is responsible for federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee. If confirmed by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Chai Feldblum would serve another five years with the EEOC after becoming the first openly LGBT person to serve on the commission in 2009.

In discussing the tension between religious and sexual liberty in a 2006 interview, Chai Feldblum controversially stated: “Sexual liberty should win in most cases. There can be a conflict between religious liberty and sexual liberty, but in almost all cases the sexual liberty should win because that’s the only way that the dignity of gay people can be affirmed in any realistic manner.” Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

“The Trump administration’s efforts to sneak through the appointment of a leading LGBT activist to the EEOC in the middle of the holiday season are extremely disturbing. Advocates of religious liberty in the U.S. Senate should not allow the radical left-wing LGBT agenda, spearheaded by Chai Feldblum, to hijack the legitimate purposes of the EEOC. The Senate HELP committee must reject Chai Feldblum and let her time expire.”

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