Thomas - overturn precedents on contraceptives, LGBTQ rights

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24 Jun 2022, 10:49 am

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday called for overturning the constitutional rights the court had affirmed for access to contraceptives and LGBTQ rights in an opinion concurring with the majority to decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

In his separate opinion, Thomas acknowledged that Friday’s decision does not directly affect any rights besides abortion. But he argued that the constitution’s Due Process Clause does not secure a right to an abortion or any other substantive rights, and he urged the court to apply that reasoning to other landmark cases.

Thomas wrote, “In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.”

In Griswold v. Connecticut, the court ruled in 1965 that married couples have a right to access contraceptive. In 2003, the court said in Lawrence v. Texas that states could not outlaw consensual gay sex. And the court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges established a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

It is unprecedented for a Supreme Court Judge to say how he would rule in a potential future case he may need to judge. Obviously there is no higher court to appeal to.

For the past 7 years I have bemoaned the escalation of norm breaking. The executive branch during the Trump years, no more words needed. Now SCOTUS, previously, tight to the vest, stickler for rules and precedent institution is joined. America is not spinning out of control, it has spun out of control.

I have no idea where the bottom is. All I can say is for American WP members, Aw f**k I don’t know what to say.


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24 Jun 2022, 11:09 am

It looks like I will soon be reciting this after all!

Ako ay Pilipino
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At sa bansang kanyang sinasagisag
Na may dangal, katarungan at kalayaan
Na pinakikilos ng sambayanang
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Maka-tao,
Makakalikasan, at
Makabansa.



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24 Jun 2022, 11:11 am

Fnord wrote:
It looks like I will soon be reciting this after all!

Ako ay Pilipino
Buong katapatang nanunumpa
Sa watawat ng Pilipinas
At sa bansang kanyang sinasagisag
Na may dangal, katarungan at kalayaan
Na pinakikilos ng sambayanang
Maka-Diyos,
Maka-tao,
Makakalikasan, at
Makabansa.

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24 Jun 2022, 6:19 pm

From the Washington Examiner:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/courts/thomas-reconsider-protecting-contraception-same-sex-marriage

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” Justice Thomas said as much today. He explicitly called to reconsider the right of marriage equality [and] the right of couples to make their choices on contraception," Biden said.



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24 Jun 2022, 9:04 pm

This is what I've been telling people.

Roe's overturn would have a cascade effect on other social issues.



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24 Jun 2022, 9:08 pm

Yep
1. Abortion
2. gay rights
3. mandatory christian classes
4. ban teacing baout race in schools



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24 Jun 2022, 9:13 pm

cyberdad wrote:
Yep
1. Abortion
2. gay rights
3. mandatory christian classes
4. ban teacing baout race in schools


Some states have already done #4.

Two words: Ron DeSantis



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24 Jun 2022, 9:24 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Yep
1. Abortion
2. gay rights
3. mandatory christian classes
4. ban teacing baout race in schools


Some states have already done #4.

Two words: Ron DeSantis


Yes sorry - re-ordered
1. ban teaching race in schools ✔
2. abortion ✔
3. rolling back gay marriage (work in progress)
4. mandatory teaching of christianity in schools and ban teaching of evolution (MAGAs currently meeting with GOP politicians)
5. reintroduction of christian prayers at public functions (on the cards)

Gosh the Taliban must be laughing



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24 Jun 2022, 9:33 pm

cyberdad wrote:
Tim_Tex wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Yep
1. Abortion
2. gay rights
3. mandatory christian classes
4. ban teacing baout race in schools


Some states have already done #4.

Two words: Ron DeSantis


Yes sorry - re-ordered
1. ban teaching race in schools ✔
2. abortion ✔
3. rolling back gay marriage (work in progress)
4. mandatory teaching of christianity in schools and ban teaching of evolution (MAGAs currently meeting with GOP politicians)
5. reintroduction of christian prayers at public functions (on the cards)

Gosh the Taliban must be laughing


I still think the Taliban is worse.



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24 Jun 2022, 9:39 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Tim_Tex wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Yep
1. Abortion
2. gay rights
3. mandatory christian classes
4. ban teacing baout race in schools


Some states have already done #4.

Two words: Ron DeSantis


Yes sorry - re-ordered
1. ban teaching race in schools ✔
2. abortion ✔
3. rolling back gay marriage (work in progress)
4. mandatory teaching of christianity in schools and ban teaching of evolution (MAGAs currently meeting with GOP politicians)
5. reintroduction of christian prayers at public functions (on the cards)

Gosh the Taliban must be laughing


I still think the Taliban is worse.


That's my point, they are, but they look at the US in 2022 and see a similar closed mindset - hence the laughter at the hypocrisy
The Supreme court set women's rights back 50 years



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24 Jun 2022, 10:39 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Yep
1. Abortion
2. gay rights
3. mandatory christian classes
4. ban teacing baout race in schools


Some states have already done #4.

Two words: Ron DeSantis

DeSantis ‘24. :heart:



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24 Jun 2022, 11:13 pm

People didn't take the threat seriously and now their remaining options are far riskier. That said there's four illegitimate, perjurious justices who ought to be removed by any means necessary.

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24 Jun 2022, 11:18 pm

funeralxempire wrote:
People didn't take the threat seriously and now their remaining options are far riskier. That said there's four illegitimate, perjurious justices who ought to be removed by any means necessary.

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