WASHINGTON, DC – Accountable.US today released a new report, first covered by USA Today, detailing key cases from Speaker Mike Johnson’s legal career. Over decades, Johnson represented forces working to roll back critical LGBTQ rights and reproductive rights, from defending a state same-sex marriage ban to representing the state as it attempted to bar a mother from adopting her wife’s biological son.
Beyond Speaker Mike Johnson’s laundry list of radical comments and deeply problematic affiliations, his decades-long legal career spent working to roll back LGBTQ and abortion rights reveals even more about where his true allegiances lie. Speaker Johnson is a champion for the dangerous extremist faction of the House MAGA majority — and his leadership will only mean more desperate attempts to force a far-right agenda on everyday Americans," said Accountable.US president Caroline Ciccone.
The report follows a deluge of revelations exposing Speaker Johnson’s deep-rooted extremism. Over the past week, Americans learned that Johnson wrote in support of the criminalization of gay sex, blamed school shootings on the teaching of evolution and abortion, partnered with an anti-gay conversion therapy group, was involved with his wife’s counseling service that compared being gay to bestiality and incest, headed up a years-long campaign to block birth control, and led efforts to overturn the 2020 election.