UPDATE: Senate Republicans are Trying to Stop a Trump-Backed Nominee Who is Hostile to Religious Freedom

A budding coalition of Republican lawmakers is opposing the renomination of Chai Feldblum to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after President Donald Trump renominated the Obama-era commissioner to another term on the anti-discrimination panel. Much of the institutional religious right has mobilized in opposition to her reappointment, given the intensely progressive positions she has taken on a variety of issues. Feldblum advocates for the primacy of LGBT rights over religious liberty where the two conflict, and questions the utility of marriage as a social good. GOP Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, James Lankford of Oklahoma and Steve Daines of Montana have joined with Sen. Mike Lee of Utah to block the Feldblum nomination. Good on them!
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