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Ken Klukowski

Senior Counsel and Director for Strategic Affairs, First Liberty Institute 
Trump Transition Team Member

—Former staff attorney at the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has deemed a hate group.

Attorney known for defending clients who sought to deny business services to LGBTQ customers.

On LGBTQ rights in court: “The entire homosexual agenda is moving forward in federal court, where judges are disregarding the will of the American people, as expressed through the democratic process. Agenda-driven judges are doing this by declaring brand new constitutional rights not found anywhere in the words of the Constitution, mowing down every law that stands in their way.”

Coauthored (with fellow Trump team member Ken Blackwell) an article which said it would be “a disaster” for the GOP to accept marriage equality.


The GLAAD Accountability Project catalogs anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and discriminatory actions of politicians, commentators, organization heads, religious leaders, and legal figures, who have used their platforms, influence and power to spread misinformation and harm LGBTQ people.