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Nevilledog

(50,008 posts)
Sat Sep 18, 2021, 11:45 AM Sep 2021

Amicus brief, filed by TX abortion ban architect, goes after 2 major LGBTQ equality decisions.



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Melissa Murray
@ProfMMurray
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Sep 18, 2021
FYI: In the SCOTUS challenge to MS's 15-week abortion ban, Jonathan Mitchell, the architect of TX's SB 8, has filed an amicus brief on behalf of TX Right to Life. The brief invites the Court to overrule Roe & Casey AND Lawrence & Obergefell, 2 major LGBTQ equality decisions.
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Melissa Murray
@ProfMMurray
Lawrence v. Texas is the 2003 decision that decriminalized same-sex sex. Obergefell v. Hodges is the 2015 decision that legalized marriage equality across the country.

So the focus here is on Roe & Casey ... for now. The long-term plan is to overturn all of these decisions.
6:55 AM · Sep 18, 2021



Full brief here

https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/19/19-1392/185344/20210729162610813_Dobbs%20Amicus%20FINAL%20PDFA.pdf



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Amicus brief, filed by TX abortion ban architect, goes after 2 major LGBTQ equality decisions. (Original Post) Nevilledog Sep 2021 OP
So they eventually plan snowybirdie Sep 2021 #1
They'll also go after contraception. Nevilledog Sep 2021 #3
"The right to marry an opposite sex spouse is rooted in history and tradition" ck4829 Sep 2021 #2
Republicans have repeatedly told us who they are and what they intend EleanorR Sep 2021 #4

snowybirdie

(5,136 posts)
1. So they eventually plan
Sat Sep 18, 2021, 11:49 AM
Sep 2021

on disenfranchising all the same sex couples who have married and had families over the past several years! That's not my United States. Rights are not taken away here. I fear for us all.

ck4829

(34,837 posts)
2. "The right to marry an opposite sex spouse is rooted in history and tradition"
Sat Sep 18, 2021, 11:50 AM
Sep 2021

As long as that spouse was the same race. It’s not “rooted” in history if you invent it just now.

EleanorR

(2,355 posts)
4. Republicans have repeatedly told us who they are and what they intend
Sat Sep 18, 2021, 12:17 PM
Sep 2021

A reminder of what trump and pompeo signed onto right before the election. Republican friends and allies- Orban, Putin, Duterte, Erdogan. This is not a drill people.

The United States joined Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia and Uganda on Thursday to co-sponsor a nonbinding international antiabortion declaration, in a rebuke of United Nations human rights bodies that have sought to protect abortion access.


Though the document does not directly address same-sex marriage, the only co-sponsors to have legalized it are Brazil and the United States, while the text’s language affirming the family as “the natural and fundamental group unit of society” has clear meaning for countries that restrict LGBT rights. Among the co-sponsors, the Egyptian government targets LGBT people in a “systematic fashion,” according to a recent Human Rights Watch report, and in Uganda, gay sex is punishable by death.

Critics said Thursday’s declaration, less than two weeks ahead of the presidential election, marked the latest move by the Trump administration to build alliances with leaders accused of human rights abuses while working to promote abortion restrictions worldwide.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/10/22/trump-geneva-consensus-abortion-family/
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