(LR) Associate Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas and his wife and conservative activist Virginia Thomas will arrive at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC on October 21, 2021.
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Gay Connecticut Supreme Court Judges Suggested U.S. Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas is False In seeking a review of the judgment to secure the legal rights of homosexuals — While Thomas has not sought to abolish a similar ruling that would allow him to marry a white woman.
Andrew Macdonald, Senior Deputy Judge of the Connecticut High Court, shot Thomas in a Facebook post after a judge in the US Supreme Court. Utilize the judgment It has been abolished Constitutional right to abortion Publicly ask the US Supreme Court to overturn a ruling prohibiting the outlawing of gay sex and gay marriage.
“Judge Thomas said a lot about my love marriage today. Curiously, he didn’t say much about his” love “marriage,” McDonald’s said in the state legislature. McDonald’s wrote that he married his husband Charles in 2009 when he was serving. ..
“Loving” is a reference to “Loving v. Virginia,” a 1967 US Supreme Court ruling that overturned Virginia law prohibiting interracial marriage. It has virtually nullified other such bans nationwide.
A black man, Thomas lives in Virginia with his white wife, Virginia “Genie” Thomas. This is a mirror image of a white husband and a black wife who were plaintiffs of “love”.
Andrew J. McDonald, right, husband Charles Gray, left.
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The couple in this case, Mildred Jetter and Richard Rubbing, were convicted of violating Virginia law and sentenced to one year in prison. Suspended sentence was given after they left the state and agreed not to return for 25 years.
McDonald’s wedding was held by then-Mayor of Stamford, Dannel Malloy. As Governor of Connecticut four years later, he succeeded in appointing McDonald’s to be the second openly gay to serve in the Supreme Court of the United States.
McDonald’s married his husband six years before the US Supreme Court in a ruling, and Obergefell v. Hodges banned the state from outlawing same-sex marriage.
In this February 26, 2018 photo, Judge Andrew McDonald, a candidate for Supreme Court of Justice, Connecticut, speaks in front of the State Justice Commission in Hartford, Connecticut.
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On Friday, Thomas identified three previous judgments he called “apparently wrong decisions” in his consensus on a decision to overturn the 49-year-old Law vs. Wade right to abortion decision: 2003. Supreme Court Judgment in Obergefell, High Court of Justice The case of establishing the right to have gay sex and the case of 1965 establishing the right of contraception for the couple.
However, Thomas did not mention the fourth Supreme Court’s decision on the same legal basis as the other three: “Loving v. Virginia.”
“Love” was partially decided by the Supreme Court because Virginia law violates the due process provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment. The provisions ensure that no state “takes away a person’s life, liberty, or property without due process of law.”
So was the decision of the other three Supreme Courts that Thomas called in his consent.
In it, Thomas wrote, “Because the substantive due process decisions are’obviously wrong’… we have an obligation to’correct the mistakes’ established in those precedents.”
McDonald’s refused to comment on his Facebook post when contacted by CNBC.
A Supreme Court spokesman did not immediately respond to Thomas’ request to comment on McDonald’s post.
In his Obergfell v Hodges objection, Thomas disputes the idea that the so-called anti-misunderstanding law prohibiting interracial marriage is comparable to a similar law prohibiting marriage between same-sex couples. I did.
“The petitioner and his proposal, Amichi, that the anti-misunderstanding law is similar to the law that defines marriage between men and women, is aggressive and inaccurate,” Thomas wrote in a footnote to his dissenting opinion.
He said America’s earliest laws prohibiting interracial sex and marriage were based on the existence of slavery in colonies and subsequent states.
“The law that defines marriage between a man and a woman does not share this stupid history,” Thomas added. “The traditional definition of marriage has become widespread in all societies that have allowed marriage throughout history.”
But on Friday, Obergefell v. Hodges plaintiff Jim Obergefell said he had removed him from the list of cases he wanted to reverse Loving v. Virginia because he “influenced him personally.”
“But he doesn’t care about the LGBTQ + community,” Obergefell told MSNBC’s show “The Reid Out.”
“I’m worried that hundreds and thousands of marriages in this country are at stake, and the ability of people in this country to marry loved ones is at stake,” Obergelfell said. Said in the show.
“And it’s very convincing in my opinion that Judge Thomas omits Loving v. Virginia altogether,” he added.