The same reasoning used by the Conservative court to overturn the 1973 abortion rights ruling could now be used to eliminate the rights to same-sex marriage, contraception and interracial marriage, which were protected in Loving v . Virginia of 1967, fear lawmakers and academics. .
Jackson denounced Thomas as “Uncle Clarence” in a Friday night tweet, referencing the overly subservient black character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s pre-Civil War novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”
In a concurring solo opinion on Friday, Thomas suggested the court should “correct the error” by stripping granted rights now protected by the “due process clause” of the 14th Amendment.
But Thomas only specifically named the rights to same-sex marriage and contraception. He dodged the Loving Affair, which, if overturned like Roe was, could threaten his own interracial marriage to Ginni Thomas.
Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff behind the Supreme Court’s landmark same-sex marriage decision, said Friday that Thomas omitted Loving v. Virginia on its list of major court decisions to “reconsider” because “affects him personally.”
It “affects him personally, but he doesn’t care about the LGBTQ+ community”, Obergefell said on MSNBC “The Reid Out.”
Although some Thomas supporters criticized Jackson for what they called a “racist” attack on justice, the actor’s Twitter followers mostly applauded the dig — and the issue:
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