WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday will face the Q&A round of his confirmation hearings, where he will be pressed on issues like abortion, healthcare and LGBTQ equality.
During the volatile first day, Senate Democrats signaled that they would seek specific answers to questions about his judicial opinions, while Republicans argued that in past confirmation battles, general judicial philosophy suffices.
Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, recently chatted with Variety about what his nomination means for same-sex marriage, culminating in the landmark Obergefell vs. Hodges decision in 2015, which struck down state bans on same-sex unions. He also talked about other cases coming before the court that will have a huge impact on LGBTQ equality and rights concerns. Griffin makes it clear that he considers Kavanaugh’s nomination a big reason to worry.
What has Brett Kavanaugh said about same-sex marriage?