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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 02:02 PM

Justice Bradley called gay people 'degenerates,' 'queers' in college newspaper columns

State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley referred to gay people as "degenerates" and "queers" in columns written for her college newspaper, sparking outrage as she seeks to retain her seat on the high court...

The columns were published one year before Bradley graduated from Marquette University. One of the columns specifically addressed the election of President Bill Clinton in November 1992. Two others were written before that, in February 1992.

Bradley opponents argue that although the columns are more than 20 years old, they are relevant in the 2016 election because they call into question whether she could rule fairly on any case involving the LGBT community.

"One will be better off contracting AIDS than developing cancer, because those afflicted with the politically-correct disease will be getting all of the funding," Bradley wrote in the November column about Clinton's election. "How sad that the lives of degenerate drug addicts and queers are valued more than the innocent victims of more prevalent ailments." Bradley argued in another column, referencing HIV and AIDS, that the "homosexuals and drug addicts who do essentially kill themselves and others through their own behavior deservedly receive none of my sympathy."

link to Cap Times

Sure she wrote those things while in college, but an adult who openly expresses bigoted, extreme statements like those doesn't change- she just becomes more aware of the audience.

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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 02:31 PM

1. That's just the tip of the iceberg.

The rest of her really vile statements are quoted here, along with the usual "politician apology."


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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 03:45 PM

2. I wonder if there could be a "Trump Effect" from this

Could the closet bigots come out to vote for someone who says (well, "said" what they feel? In the new Wisconsin anything is possible.

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