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These 48 Lawmakers Want to Legalize LGBTQ+ Discrimination

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When Donald Trump’s Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys submitted briefs to the Supreme Court in opposition to civil rights for LGBTQ+ people, they didn’t do it alone. They were joined by nearly 50 members of Congress who submitted their own brief, arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 shouldn’t cover sexual orientation and gender identity. The federal civil rights legislation extends employment protections on the basis of characteristics like race, color, national origin, religion, and sex.

In an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court this week, 48 lawmakers — eight Senators and 40 members of the House of Representatives — claim that extending job protections to LGBTQ+ workers could have “potentially far-reaching consequences.”

“Some of the potential effects include collateral impacts on businesses and imposition on matters of conscience,” the GOP lawmakers say. “The rights of those who claim protections for sexual orientation and gender identity must be weighed against First Amendment protections of religious freedom. Additionally, judicially broadening Title VII will likely affect the way other statutes, such as Title IX and the Affordable Care Act, are interpreted.”

If the Supreme Court sides with the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers, the implications for LGBTQ+ citizens would be colossal. It would mean an end to any hope of obtaining employment protections under existing federal law, with potential ripple effects that could affect housing, education, finance, health care, and more.

The full list of elected officials who signed onto the brief is below — along with the contact information for their office. 

Senators

Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee)

Email: https://www.blackburn.senate.gov/contact_marsha

Phone: (202) 224-3344

 

Roy Blunt (Missouri)

Email: https://www.blunt.senate.gov/contact/contact-roy

(202) 224-5721

 

Mike Braun (Indiana)

Email: https://www.braun.senate.gov/contact-mike

Phone: (202) 224-4814

 

John Cornyn (Texas)

Email: https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact

Phone: (202) 224-2934

 

Kevin Cramer (North Dakota)

Email: https://www.cramer.senate.gov/contact_kevin

Phone: 202-224-2043

 

James M. Inhofe (Oklahoma)

Email: https://www.inhofe.senate.gov/contact

Phone: (202) 224-4721

 

James Lankford (Oklahoma)

Email: https://www.lankford.senate.gov/contact/email

Phone: (405) 231-4941

 

Mike Lee (Utah)

Email: https://www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Phone: 202-224-5444


 

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

 

Robert B. Aderholt (AL-04)

Email: https://aderholt.house.gov/zip-code-lookup?form=/contact/email-robert

Phone: (202) 225-4876

 

Rick W. Allen (GA-12)

Email: https://allen.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-2823

 

Brian Babin, DDS (TX-36)

Email: https://babin.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-1555 

 

Jim Banks (IN-03)

Email: https://banks.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-4436

 

Andy Biggs (AZ-05)

Email: https://biggs.house.gov/contact

Phone: 202-225-2635

 

Ted Budd (NC-13)

Contact: https://budd.house.gov/contact/

Phone: 202-225-4531

 

Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26)

Contact: https://burgess.house.gov/contact/356345.htm

Phone: (202) 225-7772

 

Doug Collins (GA-09)

Contact: https://dougcollins.house.gov/contact-doug

Phone: (202) 225-9893

 

Warren Davidson (OH-08)

Email: https://davidson.house.gov/contact

Phone: (202) 225-6205

 

Jeff Duncan (SC-03)

Email: https://jeffduncan.house.gov/zip-code-lookup?form=/contact/email-me

Phone: (202) 225-5301

 

Bill Flores (TX-17)

Email: https://flores.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-6105

 

Russ Fulcher (ID-01)

Email: https://fulcher.house.gov/contact?p=email-me

Phone: (202) 225-6611

 

Louie Gohmert (TX-01)

Email: https://gohmert.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-3035

 

Paul A. Gosar, DDS (AZ-04)

Email: https://gosar.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-2315

 

Glenn Grothman (WI-06)

Email: https://grothman.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-2476

 

Michael Guest (MS-03)

Email: https://guest.house.gov/zip-code-lookup?form=/contact/email-me

Phone: (202) 225-5031

 

Andy Harris (MD-01)

Email: https://harris.house.gov/contact

Phone: 202-225-5311

 

Vicky Hartzler (MO-04)

Email: https://hartzler.house.gov/contact-me

Phone: (202) 225-2876

 

Jody Hice (GA-10)

Email: https://hice.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-4101

 

George Holding (NC-02)

Email: https://holding.house.gov/contact/

Phone: 919-782-4400

 

Richard Hudson (NC-08)

Email: https://hudson.house.gov/email-me/

Phone: (202) 225-3715

 

Jim Jordan (OH-04)

Email: https://jordan.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-2676

 

Steve King (IA-04)

Email: https://steveking.house.gov/contact/email-me

Phone: 202.225.4426

 

Doug LaMalfa (CA-01)

Email: https://lamalfa.house.gov/contact

Phone: (202) 225-3076

 

Doug Lamborn (CO-05)

Email: https://lamborn.house.gov/contact/leave-a-comment.htm

Phone: (202) 225-4422

 

Debbie Lesko (AZ-08)

Email: https://lesko.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-4576

 

Thomas Massie (KY-04)

Email: https://massieforms.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-3465

 

Mark Meadows (NC-11)

Email: https://meadows.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-6401

 

Alex X. Mooney (WV-02)

Email: https://mooney.house.gov/contact/email

Phone: (202) 225-2711

 

Ralph Norman (SC-05)

Email: https://norman.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-5501

 

Pete Olson (TX-22)

Email: https://olson.house.gov/contact-us

Phone: (202) 225-5951

 

Gary Palmer (AL-06)

Email: https://palmer.house.gov/contact

Phone: (202) 225-4921

 

John Ratcliffe (TX-04)

Email: https://ratcliffe.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-6673 

 

David Rouzer (NC-07)

Email: https://rouzer.house.gov/contact

Phone: (202) 225-2731

 

Van Taylor (TX-03)

Email: https://vantaylor.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-4201

 

Tim Walberg (MI-07)

Email: https://walberg.house.gov/contact/email

Phone: (202) 225-6276

 

Mark Walker (NC-06)

Email: https://walker.house.gov/contact

Phone: (202) 225-3065

 

Randy K. Weber (TX-14)

Email: https://weber.house.gov/contact/

Phone: (202) 225-2831

 

Ron Wright (TX-06)

Email: https://wright.house.gov/contact

Phone: (202) 225-2002

 

Ted S. Yoho, DVM (FL-03)

Email: https://yoho.house.gov/contact

Phone: 202-225-5744

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