Gay-rights 'sexual liberty' attorney steps down at EEOC

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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Chris Woodward, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

Chai FeldblumRepublicans and social conservatives are breathing a sigh of relief after a far-left attorney-activist has stepped down from an influential federal position.

"Today's at noon my commission on the EEOC expires," Chai Feldblum announced Jan. 3 via Twitter. "What a wonderful almost nine-year run I had."    

Feldblum, an open lesbian and gay-rights legal professor, was placed on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2010 by then-President Obama, who used the recess appointment to circumvent Senate rules and GOP opposition. 

Republicans in the Senate and right-wing groups were speaking out about Feldblum's controversial views in 2010, especially after a 2006 interview came to light in which she suggested that "sexual liberty should win" in the legal fight between "religious liberty and sexual liberty."

EEOC bannerFeldblum, who was a Georgetown professor at the time, disputed the quote years later and claimed she favored protecting religious beliefs despite being a well-known hero among LGBT activists for championing gay-rights legislation. 

After working to pass the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990, in fact, she is more recently credited for being the "lead drafter" of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a dream bill for LGBT-rights groups and a main agenda item for the new Democrat-led House.  

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Despite her naked attempt to appear moderate on the legal issue of gay rights and religious liberty rights, not everybody bought her claims. 

"Chai Feldblum has a horrible record when it comes to religious liberty and the First Amendment," says American Family Association spokesman Walker Wildmon.

Stand Up for Religious FreedomAFA was among several groups that vocally opposed Feldblum years ago and spoke out when she was re-nominated by President Trump.

In the Senate, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) was credited by the media --- or vilified depending on one's view --- for holding up her nomination due to what he called her "radical views" about marriage.  

An NBC News story from last December claimed Lee was "bucking the norm" by holding up the nomination instead of the typical "bipartisan manner" of approving appointments.

Yet the Democrat-led Senate voted 54-41 in 2013 to renew Feldblum for another term at the EEOC, with only two Republicans voting in favor of her.

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Powerline, a legal blog, reported last summer that Feldblum was attempting to appear moderate over the hot-button issue of LGBT rights versus religious liberty.

But the blog reminded readers of her 2006 comments and cited recent EEOC decisions in which her views were clearly at work.  

Powerline was among the first online sources to notice Feldblum's parting words on Twitter, noticing also that she also called for fighting for "diversity, safety, and equity" in her tweet. 

"It’s not the job of the EEOC to fight for abstractions like 'diversity, safety, and equity,' the author, Paul Mirengoff, responded. 

 

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