Nominee - Drug Czar
-- Opposes marriage equality: “Tom believes that marriage is between man and woman. He supports the Defense of Marriage Act, a law enacted by President Clinton that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman and makes it clear that no state is forced to recognize a homosexual marriage sanctioned by another state.”
-- Said in an American Family Association of Pennsylvania survey that he considers the United State Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision to be neither constitutionally sound nor the law of the land; also voiced opposition to extending civil rights protections to LGBTQ people.
-- Answered a Christian Coalition survey in support of a federal marriage amendment banning marriage equality.
-- Voiced opposition to an LGBT-inclusive Employment Nondiscrimination Act. (Pg. 30 in link)
-- Cosponsored so-called Marriage and Religious Freedom Act, a bill that would allow organizations to discriminate against LGBTQ people without penalty.
-- Voted against a measure that would have barred federal contractors from holding government contracts if they discriminate against LGBT people.
-- Indicated support for the military’s discriminatory Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.
-- Resigned from his position as US Attorney amid a corruption investigation.