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Friday, July 8, 2022

Justice Thomas says SCOTUS should revisit rulings on same-sex ‘marriage,’ sodomy, contraception


Court should 'reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell,' Thomas argued.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a concurring opinion today in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that reversed Roe v. Wade. In it, Justice Thomas agreed that Roe should be reversed and argued that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) should next revisit other “substantive due process” cases.

He specifically mentioned Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down laws against sodomy, Griswold v. Connecticut, which struck down laws against married couples using contraception, and Obergefell v. Hodges, which declared a right to same-sex “marriage.”

The late Justice Antonin Scalia correctly predicted in 2003 that Lawrence would lead to the required recognition of homosexual “marriage.”

“The Court well explains why, under our substantive due process precedents, the purported right to abortion is not a form of ‘liberty protected by the Due Process Clause,'” Justice Thomas wrote.

While he wrote that he agreed that today’s ruling does not affect those cases now, he wants the court to reconsider them and all other related cases that relied on a “substantive due process” claim.

“For that reason, in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including GriswoldLawrence, and Obergefell,” Thomas wrote.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN (LifeSiteNews) – Texas’ chief legal officer would be willing to challenge a Supreme Court decision that protects homosexual acts.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told NewsNation anchor Leland Vittert that he would be willing to test the state’s anti-sodomy law at the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) depending on the law’s constitutionality.

The statement followed a question about Justice Clarence Thomas’s concurring opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, in which he stated that SCOTUS should reexamine all its due process precedents, including a ruling that declared laws banning homosexual acts unconstitutional.

Paxton, speaking to Vittert on June 24, was asked if he would be willing to defend a law that would challenge SCOTUS’ due process precedents when dealing with sodomy.

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