Lead plaintiff in same-sex marriage legalization case ‘disgusted by Supreme Court’

Lead plaintiff in same-sex marriage legalization case ‘disgusted by Supreme Court’

Jim Obergaffer, the lead plaintiff in the 2015 Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S., said Sunday that he is arguing with the nation after the nation’s Supreme Court decided last week to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case. The Supreme Court was shocked.

“My immediate reaction was anger and disgust that the Supreme Court of our country, the court that was supposed to protect equal justice under the law, the court that was supposed to interpret the Constitution in favor of everyone in this country, a judge of that court would A clear call to opponents of marriage equality and LGBTQ+ equality in that pro-sex decision, not to mention contraceptive rights?” Obergfeld told MSNBC’s Simone Sanders on Sunday. “It’s just a call to those who are against these, against us.”

Civil rights advocates noted that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurring opinion overturned Roe v. Wade, which protected abortion rights nationwide. In his opinion, Thomas argued that the court should also reconsider cases such as Obergaffer v. Hodges, as well as legalizing same-sex sex (Lawrence v. Texas) and allowing Americans access to contraceptives ( Griswold v. Connecticut). Doing so, he said, would “correct” the errors established by the court in those precedents.

Thomas was the only justice to sign his opinion.

Thomas also noted that he agreed with Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion, which said the decision “should not be construed as casting doubt on precedent that does not involve abortion.” But many civil rights advocates say they fear the heavily conservative court could attack other liberties.

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