The Supreme Court is Coming for Gays Next

As if the Supreme Court’s historic reversal of Roe v. Wade wasn’t enough today, Judge Clarence Thomas, husband of insurrectionist Ginni “Release the Kraken” Thomas, announced in his opinion that the Court should target gays next.

The Supreme Court should revisit such historic decisions as the ones that established the right of gays to privacy in their own homes (Lawrence v. Texas, 2003) and the right to marry (Obergefell v. Hodges, 2015), he stated.

Those rulings “were demonstrably erroneous decisions,” he wrote.

That’s not some careless aside.

Thomas knew exactly what he was doing when he wrote his opinion.

He was issuing an invitation.

He’s encouraging conservative states to bring challenges to the Court. He’s signaled with wide open arms that he’s ready to hear them – and he’ll use whatever influence he has to lobby the rest of his conservative justices.

Some of those same people who said folks were being alarmists when they predicted the Court would overturn Roe still insist gays have nothing to worry about.

I actually talked to a gay friend today who told me there was no way the Supreme Court would ever overturn gay rights.

“The votes just aren’t there,” he insisted.

That’s the kind of smugness that cost women the right to sovereignty over their own bodies and set back this country decades.

2 thoughts on “The Supreme Court is Coming for Gays Next

  1. Brian Dean Powers

    The idea of the justices remaining impartial until they hear cases is gone forever. Thomas, at least, has already indicated how he will vote. Some state will surely give him the test cases he wants. Likewise, the last three Court nominees swore on the record that Roe was settled case law. Not impartial and lied about it to get confirmed.


    1. Agreed, Brian. The Texas AG told TV reporters last week he would welcome the opportunity to bring back sodomy laws in his state. Incredible to me how much progress this country lost in just a month. The upcoming term looks to be even more devastating, as the court is set to consider a case that will allow states unprecedented control over elections. Our very democracy is at stake, and we are dependent on six right-wing zealots.


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