Referring to the rulings that legalized same-sex relationships and marriage equality, Thomas added, “We have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents.”
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas suggested the court should reconsider rights like birth control and same sex marriage in future decisions, after the court overturned Roe v. Wade and the federal right to an abortion Friday, upending decades of precedent.
In an opinion concurring with conservative colleagues, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that striking down Roe v. Wade should open up the high court to review other precedents that may be deemed “demonstrably erroneous.”
Spent a lot of time today thinking about this Thomas anecdote that NYT reported in 1993:
Experts told The Texas Tribune that Thomas’ opinion signals an openness from the court to reconsidering other settled legal precedents related to rights the court has ruled are protected by the constitution.
Apparently, Justice Thomas calls for overturning precedents on contraceptives, LGBTQ rights. Should the constitution protect LGBTQ rights and contraceptives or should it strike them down and let states discriminate and illegalize as they see fit?
In a solo concurring opinion, Thomas says the court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage.
The Ginni Thomas story is not going away. It’s like peeling back the layers of a rotten onion.
On the morning of Jan. 6, Ginni Thomas—wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas—endorsed the protest demanding that Congress overturn the election, then sent her “LOVE” to the demonstrators, who violently overtook the Capitol several hours later. She has not posted since.