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And the same terrible trio showed up here:


On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution requires states to list married same-sex couples on their children’s birth certificate. The per curiam decision marks a landmark victory for gay rights, confirming that the court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges protects all rights relating to marriage, not simply the recognition of marriage itself.

Justice Neil Gorsuch dissented, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. Gorsuch wrote that “nothing in Obergefell indicates that a birth registration regime based on biology” runs afoul of the 14th Amendment. His dissent should be deeply alarming to LGBTQ advocates; it indicates an eagerness to read Obergefell with implausible narrowness, and a hostility to the extension of civil rights to same-sex couples.


I knew Gorsuch would be bad, but the fact that he seems ideologically in line with Clarence Thomas is alarming.


Anyone recommended by the Federalist Society is not one to be confused as to being impartial.


With the Federalist Society, Leonard Leo has reared a generation of originalist élites. The selection of Neil Gorsuch is just his latest achievement.


Just a reminder.


The Senate Friday morning confirmed Neil Gorsuch, a 49-year-old federal judge who could help cement a conservative majority on the bench for decades, to the Supreme Court, according to a CNN count of the vote.

The vote was 54-45, mostly along party lines. Only three Democrats: Sens. Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly, sided with the GOP majority.


Subir- I hope you address the issue of separation of church and state as related to the Missouri Lutheran decision and Gorsuch’s protest against the Robert’s footnote on the decision being confined to just the playground issue. This indicates that Gorsuch is not just pro-Christian, but a full fledged Christian Dominionist. I would have brought this up to you in comments on your posting of this article on DKos, but am on a time out until August. Now that Dkos is purging voices that include separation of church and state promotion, the fact that you are still writing there is an opportunity for you to pick up for those lost voices. The latest purge was Betty Clermont, whose diaries kept reminding us that Pope Francis and the RCC are continuing to block women’s reproductive rights, gay rights and the protect of abused children. She was ousted for “Catholic bigotry” when she herself is Catholic.

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