Nikki Haley has ‘very big shoes to fill’ at U.N.


Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) (Photo by Gage Skidmore; courtesy Flickr)

President-elect Trump’s nominee to become the next U.S. ambassador to the U.N. has a mixed record on LGBT rights.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said she asked former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney whether he opposes marriage rights for same-sex couples before endorsing his 2012 presidential campaign. She later said it was her “job to uphold” her state’s constitution and defend its same-sex marriage ban.

Haley opposes the Obama administration’s guidance that says public schools should allow transgender students to use bathrooms that are consistent with their gender identity. She told reporters earlier this year that a law like North Carolina’s House Bill 2 — which bans trans people from using public restrooms that are consistent with their gender identity and prohibits local municipalities from…

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