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Justice Thomas Says Court Should Reconsider Gay Marriage, Birth Control

Justice Clarence Thomas called for potentially overturning Supreme Court rulings that protect gay marriage and access to birth control in an opinion concurrent to Friday’s landmark decision ending federal abortion rights.

The conservative judge wrote that the court should “reconsider” other cases that fall under the court’s previous “due process” precedents, which include rulings that establish LGBTQ and contraceptive rights.

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

The 74-year-old justice was referring to a 1965 ruling, Griswold v. Connecticut, that allows married couples to access birth control. He’s also referencing a 2003 ruling, Lawrence v. Texas, that forbids states from outlawing consensual gay sex, and Obergefell v. Hodges, a 2015 decision that established the right to same-sex marriage.

Substantive due process refers to the notion that people have fundamental rights that aren’t specifically established in the Constitution.

The same legal argument was also used in Roe v. Wade and its sister case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which in 1992 upheld the right to abortion.

In the opinion Friday, Thomas acknowledged that the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision does not directly affect any rights aside from federal abortion access.

But he urged the court to apply the same “Due Process Clause” logic to other substantive landmark cases.

“Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous,’ we have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents,” he wrote.

On Friday, the Supreme Court ended nearly 50 years of federal abortion rights, with Justice Samuel Alito writing an opinion in favor of Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health.

In his opinion, Alito stressed that the ruling not be used to roll back any other constitutional right besides abortion.

“To ensure that our decision is not misunderstood or mischaracterized, we emphasize that our decision concerns the constitutional right to abortion and no other right.”

Justice Brett Kavanaugh added, “Nothing in this opinion should be understood to cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion.”

Kavanaugh wrote: “I emphasize what the Court today states: Overruling Roe does not mean the overruling of those precedents, and does not threaten or cast doubt on those precedents.”

Original Article: Court ‘should reconsider’ gay marriage, birth control: Clarence Thomas (nypost.com)

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  1. Consider that in the garden of Eden, God had the power to stop Adam & Eve and the serpent from making bad decisions – but He didn’t. He allowed them the Liberty to make their own decision, even after His warning of the consequences. That is Liberty. Our founders declared Liberty a Creator-endowed right, and “We, the People … in order to secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity (did) ordain and establish this Constitution ….” Life and Liberty are pre-eminent principles – rights not given by government. Ergo, government is not empowered to deny them (without due process – 14th Amendment). But giving people Liberty to make their own choices doesn’t mean protecting them from the consequences of their decision – just as it didn’t in the garden.

    • To respond to your reasoning about the GARDEN OF EDEN. Father God TOLD Adam and Eve not to partake of the forbidden fruit and if they did eat there of, they would surly DIE! You are CORRECT on one point, God gave mankind FREE WILL to pursue what ever man wanted to pursue. However, God Told them that there would be ramifications for disobedience to his FORTOLD LAW, that being eating the forbidden fruit. So Adam and Eve chose their own free will as a result of being duped by SATAN, who is the destroyer of all that God Stood for. That is when SIN ENTERED THE WORLD OF MANKIND and has been with us since that sorrowful day. Just to conclude, I seem to remember a story in the Bible referring to a once very SINFULL City named Sodom and Gamora, that God dispensed with in a very short time. Eventually America will end up the same way if we Americans don’t pursue that which is good and declared good by God. America is in the last stage of our Civilization, that being, APATHY/INDIFFERENCE as a result of HATING OUR SELVES and especially hating GOD. If American’s don’t give up their foolish addictions of all that is destructive to our culture, then America will end up on the scrap heap of self destroyed civilizations, like all those mentioned in the Bible. Pro ABORTIONISTS STAND FOR DEATH AND MURDER AT ANY COST TO THE CULTURE WHILE PRO LIFER’S STAND FOR LIFE AND FREEDOM OF CHOICE WITHIN REASON, RAPE, LIFE OF THE MOTHER, INCEST. Pray for America that God will allow our country to turn around and get rid of the Liberal Socialist Communists God Haters in our midst.

  2. I think that every human being has a right to love who they love no matter what but they don’t have a right to groomer children they don’t have a right to push transexual shit on our kids and have them cut off their fucking nuts before their fucking 12 years old fucking bullshit sick and perverted our country needs to get back to God cuz if you don’t Babylon will fall

    • If they can have their LBQRST alphabet rainbow flag in public schools then I want the American Flag and the pledge of allegiance back and I want the lord’s prayer said every morning in every school in the country. ….. 20 bucks says in 10 years there is a gross drop in juvenile violence and kids shooting up schools. I want the queers and confused girls out of the Boy Scouts too. The kids of American patriots need a safe space too….If it’s good for them it’s good for us too.

      For every pervert that comes in and lectures in schools, I want equal time given to somebody from the American Legion, Marine Corps League or VFW. If the deviants can tell how great it is to be a mutalated man or titless woman then I want the kids to also hear from the guys that paid the check to give the weirdos the right to be whatever it is they say they are???? (If they pulled the shit they do here in Nazi Germany they would have gotten a one way ticket to Auschwitz or Sobebore. Hitler didn.t go for their shit)

      If they have to go see drag queens then they also should have to go to a VA hospital and see the guys that paid the price so they the fags don’t all end up hanging from a white oak tree.

    • If they can have their LBQRST alphabet rainbow flag in public schools then I want the American Flag and the pledge of allegiance back and I want the lord’s prayer said every morning in every school in the country. ….. 20 bucks says in 10 years there is a gross drop in juvenile violence and kids shooting up schools. I want the queers and confused girls out of the Boy Scouts too. The kids of American patriots need a safe space too…. How ’bout some fag free zones. If it’s good for them it’s good for us too.

      Also for every pervert that comes in and lectures in schools, I want equal time given to somebody from the American Legion, Marine Corps League or VFW. If the deviants can tell how great it is to be a mutilated man or titless woman then I want the kids to also hear from the guys that paid the check to give the weirdos the right to be whatever it is they say they are???? (If they pulled the shit they do here in Nazi Germany they would have gotten a one way ticket to Auschwitz or Sobebore. Hitler didn’t go for their shit. Let the guys that knocked him off and the GI patriots that came after them have a chance to tell their side of reality to the kids. )

      If the kids have to go see drag queens then they also should have to go to a VA hospital and see whats left of the guys that paid the price so the fags and lezbombs don’t all end up hanging from a white oak tree.

      How ’bout some equal time? – WTF, Over, Without the GIs the perverts wouldn’t even be alive. Let the GIs have a shot at telling the kids about reality.

      DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY and GOD

  3. Yea time has showed
    When you disobey God. You will pay the penalty
    For it. Sooner or later. God created Adam/Eve
    Not Adam to be with /Adam or not eve/to be with eve and eve. Wake up people before it’s to late.
    Judgement day is coming an all will be held accountable for there actions on this earth. Jw

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