Human Rights Groups And Dem Senators Demand Pompeo Abolish Anti-LGBT “Natural Law” Commission

NBC News reports:

Hundreds of prominent human rights organizations, presidential candidates, Democratic senators and religious leaders are sounding the alarm over the Trump administration’s new Commission on Unalienable Rights. A trio of letters sent Tuesday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and obtained by NBC News, accuse the State Department of sidelining rights for women and the LGBTQ community in favor of religious liberty.

One letter being sent Tuesday by more than 180 rights groups — including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Disability Rights and the Anti-Defamation League — demands that the commission be abolished. The groups say the commission is being overseen by clergy and scholars “known for extreme positions opposing LGBTQI and reproductive rights,” including some who they say have defended “indefensible human rights violations.”

One of the letters is signed by 22 Democratic senators, including presidential candidates Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Michael Bennet.