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These 48 Lawmakers want to legalize LGBT discrimination


When Donald Trump’s Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys submitted briefs to the Supreme Courtin opposition to civil rights for LGBT 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, 48 lawmakers — eight Senators and 40 members of the House of Representatives — claim that extending job protections to LGBT 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 LGBT 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. 


Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee). Email: Phone: (202) 224-3344

Roy Blunt (Missouri). Email: Phone: (202) 224-5721

Mike Braun (Indiana). Email: Phone: (202) 224-4814

John Cornyn (Texas). Email: Phone: (202) 224-2934

Kevin Cramer (North Dakota). Email: Phone: 202-224-2043

James M. Inhofe (Oklahoma). Email: Phone: (202) 224-4721

James Lankford (Oklahoma). Email: Phone: (405) 231-4941

Mike Lee (Utah). Email: Phone: 202-224-5444 

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Robert B. Aderholt (AL-04). Email: Phone: (202) 225-4876

Rick W. Allen (GA-12). Email: Phone: (202) 225-2823

Brian Babin, DDS (TX-36). Email: Phone: (202) 225-1555 

Jim Banks (IN-03). Email: Phone: (202) 225-4436

Andy Biggs (AZ-05). Email: Phone: 202-225-2635

Ted Budd (NC-13). Contact: Phone: 202-225-4531

Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26). Contact: Phone: (202) 225-7772

Doug Collins (GA-09). Contact: Phone: (202) 225-9893

Warren Davidson (OH-08). Email: Phone: (202) 225-6205

Jeff Duncan (SC-03). Email: Phone: (202) 225-5301

Bill Flores (TX-17). Email: Phone: (202) 225-6105

Russ Fulcher (ID-01). Email: Phone: (202) 225-6611

Louie Gohmert (TX-01). Email: Phone: (202) 225-3035

Paul A. Gosar, DDS (AZ-04). Email: Phone: (202) 225-2315

Glenn Grothman (WI-06). Email: Phone: (202) 225-2476

Michael Guest (MS-03). Email: Phone: (202) 225-5031

Andy Harris (MD-01). Email: Phone: 202-225-5311

Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) Email: Phone: (202) 225-2876

Jody Hice (GA-10) Email: Phone: (202) 225-4101

George Holding (NC-02) Email: Phone: 919-782-4400

Richard Hudson (NC-08) Email: Phone: (202) 225-3715

Jim Jordan (OH-04) Email: Phone: (202) 225-2676

Steve King (IA-04) Email: Phone: 202.225.4426

Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) Email: Phone: (202) 225-3076

Doug Lamborn (CO-05) Email: Phone: (202) 225-4422

Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) Email: Phone: (202) 225-4576

Thomas Massie (KY-04) Email: Phone: (202) 225-3465

Mark Meadows (NC-11) Email: Phone: (202) 225-6401

Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) Email: Phone: (202) 225-2711

Ralph Norman (SC-05) Email: Phone: (202) 225-5501

Pete Olson (TX-22) Email: Phone: (202) 225-5951

Gary Palmer (AL-06) Email: Phone: (202) 225-4921

John Ratcliffe (TX-04) Email: Phone: (202) 225-6673 

David Rouzer (NC-07) Email: Phone: (202) 225-2731

Van Taylor (TX-03) Email: Phone: (202) 225-4201

Tim Walberg (MI-07) Email: Phone: (202) 225-6276

Mark Walker (NC-06) Email: Phone: (202) 225-3065

Randy K. Weber (TX-14) Email: Phone: (202) 225-2831

Ron Wright (TX-06) Email: Phone: (202) 225-2002

Ted S. Yoho, DVM (FL-03) Email: Phone: 202-225-5744