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Justices Thomas and Alito lash out at the decision that cleared way for same-sex marriage

Oct 5, 2020

By Ariane de Vogue and Chandelis Duster

Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Samuel Alito, lashed out on Monday at the religious liberty implications of the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision that cleared the way for same-sex marriage nationwide.

Thomas wrote that the decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, “enables courts and governments to brand religious adherents who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman as bigots, making their religious liberty concerns that much easier to dismiss.”

Thomas’ strong opinion came down on the first day of the court’s new term, and reflects the fact that critics of the landmark opinion from five years ago that was penned by now retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, are still infuriated by its reasoning. They believe the court should have left the decision to the political arena and have long said that it will infringe upon the rights of those who have religious objections to same-sex marriage.

Supporters of LGBTQ rights are fearful that the court is poised to continue a trend from last term, ruling in favor of religious conservatives in key cases.

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3 comments on “Justices Thomas and Alito lash out at the decision that cleared way for same-sex marriage

  • Utter bollocks! The decision doesn’t infringe on the rights of anyone to see things their way, just on the “right” to impose their views onto others. Which is of course what bigots are all about.

    Good to see these justices showing their true colours though.


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    Authoritarian religions teach and preach their “right” to command and control the lives of everyone else. To not allow their control violates their “religious freedom”. Not only are they in perpetual conflict with secular society but also among themselves. Until they can make peace among themselves, how can we take them seriously? -Don’t worry, they can’t.


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    @OP –

    Thomas wrote that the decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, “enables courts and governments to brand religious adherents who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman as bigots, making their religious liberty concerns that much easier to dismiss.”

    So –  translating this into ENGLISH – and evidence based science:-

    Thomas wrote that the decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, “enables courts and governments to brand scientifically illiterate religious adherents who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman because they have no understanding of biology or embryology, as the bigots which they are,  making their religious delusional concerns that much easier to dismiss”. when they are attacking the liberty of others. 



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