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FACT CHECK: Gorsuch’s Fairness Has Been Praised By Many In LGBT Community

A few minutes ago, Sen. Dick Durbin sought to characterize Judge Gorsuch as an “extremist” on LGBT issues, but nothing could be further from the truth:

The New York Times: “He has had two openly gay clerks, and he lives with his wife, Louise, and their two daughters in liberal Boulder, Colo., where his church, St. John’s Episcopal, welcomes gay members.”

On top of this, one of Judge Gorsuch’s clerks recalls him being “thrilled” when he married his partner:

“I said, ‘Listen, I’m a liberal gay Jew from New England and you were appointed by George W. Bush, and I want to make sure I’m not going to be uncomfortable here,’ said Joshua Goodbaum, a former clerk of Judge Gorsuch, recalling his 2008 job interview.” 

And when Mr. Goodbaum married his longtime partner in 2014 — the year before the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on same-sex marriage — he said, ‘The judge was thrilled for us.’” 

It’s no surprise that Senate Democrats would rush to mischaracterize Judge Gorsuch’s position to score political points, but a quick look at the facts show that he will defend the law for all Americans.

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