The Family Institute of Connecticut is gearing up to fight the nomination of Andrew McDonald to the state Supreme Court.
McDonald’s confirmation hearing is scheduled for Monday before the legislature’s judiciary committee and the FIC is urging its members to send emails to their lawmakers opposing the nomination.
McDonald, a former legislator and co-chair of the judiciary committee, was a leading advocate for gay rights in the legislature. He also angered FIC and other religious conservatives when the committee proposed a bill to give lay members more say in the financial matters of the Roman Catholic Church.
“Andrew McDonald should not be rewarded for attacking marriage, religious liberty and the right of women not to have men in public restrooms with them,” the FIC said in an email blast to supporters.
“Monday’s hearing–and the confirmation votes that are expected on January 23rd–are usually rubber-stamp affairs. A defeat–or even a higher-than-normal ‘no’ vote–on McDonald’s confirmation will send a powerful message that Connecticut will not just roll over and accept government by judicial activism.”