Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, released the following statement after the United States Senate voted to confirm U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney as the next Director of Office of Management and Budget.
“As Director of Office of Management and Budget, Congressman Mick Mulvaney now has the power to prioritize federal funding for programs nationwide. Mulvaney’s record on LGBTQ issues indicates that many life-saving programs could now be in jeopardy, including HIV and AIDS research funding – yet again demonstrating that the current administration will not serve all Americans.”
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Mulvaney’s Confirmation Could Scale Back Vital LGBTQ Programs
Mulvaney’s Anti-LGBTQ Record
2007: Co-sponsored a bill to ban marriage equality in South Carolina.
2011: Signed onto a letter that called on the Obama Administration to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
2015: Co-sponsored the so-called “First Amendment Defense Act,” designed to allow anti-LGBTQ people to discriminate for religious without any recourse.
2016: Added his name to a letter questioning the Obama Administration’s transgender guidance for public schools.
2008: Published a state senate campaign robocall, purporting to be from a made-up group called the Alliance for the Advancement of Gays and Lesbians, which gay-baited his opponent for her support of "homosexual unions and abortion rights."
2010: Wrote in a 2010 Christian Coalition survey that he is a supporter of a "Federal Marriage Amendment to prevent same sex marriage."