Task Force statement on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court

May 10, 2010

Inga Sarda-Sorensen
Director of Communications
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WASHINGTON, May 10 — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force released the following statement in response to today’s nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

“Some of the most important issues of our lifetime will be considered by the nation's high court in the coming years. Our country will be best served by justices who possess a judicial evenhandedness and will give a fair hearing to the issues of equality that will ultimately come before the court. We congratulate Solicitor General Elena Kagan on her nomination today and look forward to a confirmation process that is balanced, fair and informative.”

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The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis and Cambridge.