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Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:34 PM

Supreme Court poised to drastically reverse LGBTQ equality

There are now seven different cases implicating LGBTQ rights sitting before the Supreme Court. While the conservative-majority Court has not yet agreed to hear any of them, a circuit split between two of the cases and the fact that President Trump’s transgender military ban is at the heart of another strongly suggest at least one of them will advance to oral arguments.

The cases span a variety of different issues, including employment, education, military service, and public discrimination. At the heart at most of them is a question about whether discrimination against LGBTQ people counts as discrimination on the basis of “sex.” If the Court rules against queer people in just one of them, it could set a precedent that hinders LGBTQ equality across all of the different issues.

Such a decision would be the largest blow to queer rights since the Court upheld sodomy laws 32 years ago.

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Reply Supreme Court poised to drastically reverse LGBTQ equality (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Dec 2018 OP
Just a Weirdo Dec 2018 #1
shanny Dec 2018 #3
RKP5637 Dec 2018 #2
Behind the Aegis Dec 2018 #6
lancelyons Dec 2018 #4
912gdm Dec 2018 #5
ismnotwasm Dec 2018 #7
herding cats Dec 2018 #8

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:37 PM

1. If Roberts want to keep his legacy

 

He better vote for equality. Fuck Boof and Gorsuck.

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Response to Just a Weirdo (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 03:26 PM

3. I can see Boof, Alito and Thomas voting against

 

but not Roberts. Gorsuch--I dunno. They are all pro-corporate/business but some are less socially conservative than others...esp. if it comes down to reversing previous decisions.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:38 PM

2. When republicans are involved, one can be sure it will be the most injurious to as many people

as possible. Basically, republicans hate humanity!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 09:56 PM

6. I agree.

Also, by attacking GLBT rights, they are less likely to face severe backlash, but it will also allow for them to start chipping away at the rights of other groups.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 03:40 PM

4. why would they say queer in the article. That seems to be derogatory. NFT

 

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 05:39 PM

5. its not.

we took it back.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:13 PM

7. This is why I wake up in fear everyday

Fear for my LBGQT friends and family. I also am often, very angry.

I plan on staying that way.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:18 PM

8. Yes, there's so much potential for massive setbacks that will then be "settled law" on the horizon.

I worry everyday for the people I love. Trump becoming president has potentially changed so very muchfor the worse we've all been fighting for for our entire lives.

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