Clarence Thomas Ready to Strike Down Marriage Equality Following Dobbs

Jun 25, 2022 View Original Article
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52% : To reverse those decisions on contraception, sex, and marriage equality, a case would have to come before the Supreme Court, but Thomas clearly would welcome such a case.
51% : Worse still, though it briefly acknowledged that those with sincerely held religious objections to same-sex marriage are often 'decent and honorable,' ...
50% : Leaving the question of marriage equality and regulations on other forms of private behavior to the states would, of course, result in a patchwork of laws, in which a couple could be married in one state and find their marriage invalidated if they move to another.
50% : But that's exactly what Thomas is threatening to do to the country, even as support for marriage equality is at an all-time high of 71 percent and more Americans are coming out as LGBTQ with each generation."
48% : "Several Members of the Court noted that the Court's decision would threaten the religious liberty of the many Americans who believe that marriage is a sacred institution between one man and one woman.
46% :The ultraconservative justice says so in his concurring opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson's Women's Health Organization, the ruling that came out today and struck down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established abortion as a constitutional right and meant states could not ban it and could regulate it only in a limited fashion.
45% :Related: 5 Things SCOTUS Justices Alito and Thomas Said About Marriage EqualityThomas has previously made clear that he would like to see Obergefell overturned, and Alito has said so as well.
44% : The court today, in the majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, declined to disturb other rulings relying on the substantive due process doctrine, but it should do so in the future, he wrote, referring to Griswold v. Connecticut (contraception), Lawrence v. Texas (private consensual sex), and Obergefell v. Hodges (marriage equality).
43% : The reasoning in today's decision overruling Roe v. Wade shows that rulings on marriage equality, consensual sex, and contraception were erroneous, he says.
43% :Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wants the court to revisit and overrule decisions that struck down state restrictions on contraception, private consensual sex, and same-sex marriage, saying they are "demonstrably erroneous."
39% : "In Obergefell v. Hodges ... the Court read a right to same-sex marriage into the Fourteenth Amendment, even though that right is found nowhere in the text," Alito wrote.
39% : There will now be a patchwork of laws on abortion, with the procedure totally legal in some states, heavily restricted in others, and outright banned in some.
34% : Instead, the majority's decision short-circuits that process, with potentially ruinous consequences for religious liberty."

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