Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been targeted by leftists for his dissent in the high court’s Monday ruling in favor of LGBT protections.
The decision was a 6-3 decision that redefines a provision of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include protections for LGBT individuals, but Hollywood Actress and political activist Patricia Arquette came out swinging against Thomas in particular.
For what it’s worth, Thomas wasn’t the only Justice that wasn’t on board with the ruling. He was joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh as well.
The final opinion was written by typically right-leaning Justice Neil Gorsuch, who stated that a provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII prohibits job discrimination because of sex, and must be extended to protect those that identify as a member of the LGBT community.
An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids.
Thomas joined Justice Alito in writing the dissenting opinion, remarking that the consequences of the ruling could be devastating.
There is only one word for what the Court has done today: legislation. The document that the Court releases is in the form of a judicial opinion interpreting a statute, but that is deceptive.
The Court tries to convince readers that it is merely enforcing the terms of the statute, but that is preposterous. Even as understood today, the concept of discrimination because of ‘sex’ is different from discrimination because of ‘sexual orientation’ or ‘gender identity.’
Although the Court does not want to think about the consequences of its decision, we will not be able to avoid those issues for long. The entire Federal Judiciary will be mired for years in disputes about the reach of the Court’s reasoning.