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Statement on U.S. Senate’s Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
October 6, 2018 at 2:36 pm

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October 6, 2018

CONTACT: Samuel Garrett-Pate, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (973) 476-3770/EMAIL: sam@eqca.org

WASHINGTON — After the United States Senate voted 50-48-1 to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, released the following statement from Executive Director Rick Zbur:

“Millions of LGBTQ people and our allies throughout California and the nation are angry. I’m angry. We marched and rallied, called and tweeted at our senators and stood together in solidarity. We demanded better for our community and our nation. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford gave survivors the courage to step forward and share their own stories of assault. Senators Feinstein and Harris, and many others, heard our voices and fought alongside us. But ultimately, a majority of senators refused to be the leaders we deserve.

“We lost this battle, but our fight is not over. We cannot be discouraged, nor can we allow our anger to turn into bitterness. One month from today, we have a chance to elect leaders who will stand with our community and fight for our values. And if those who refused to listen to us today think we’re angry and fired up now, they haven’t seen anything yet.”


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org

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