In 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that homosexuals had a fundamental right to marry each other and demand that states recognize such marriages. Although initially opposed by a majority of Americans, the cultural pressure exerted by the secular media and corporations has very quickly eroded the resistance of Americans to this depraved version of marriage that excludes the biological rearing of children and replaces it with an amorphous concept of “love” as the basis for marriage.
Yesterday, the Republican party showed that efforts aimed at diluting its defense of traditional marriage have been wildly successful.
Twelve US Senators voted in favor of granting homosexual marriage full equality under federal law, giving LGBTQ lawyers a private right of action to sue Americans who disagree with them and excluding those who oppose homosexual “marriage” from government contracts and other businesses. The republicans added to all the Democrats ensures that the legislation will pass, as it is over the 60 vote margin needed to overcome a veto.
Susan Collins of Maine, Rob Portman of Ohio, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, and Roy Blunt of Missouri, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Shelley Capito of West Virginia, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Dan Sullivan of Alaska, and Ted Young of Indiana.
Prominent attorney, Roger Severino, Heritage Foundation’s Vice-President of Domestic Policy warned that the legislation is not merely symbolic. While Obergefell already enshrined homosexual marriage as a fundamental right, the federal law will likely be used to persecute any people who oppose the homosexual agenda.
The practical effect if this becomes law, will have nothing to do with the benefits of same-sex couples. It’ll have everything to do with excluding people of faith from their tax-exempt statuses for houses of worship, from adoption agencies that believe that the best most conducive place for a child in placement would be with a married mother and father, and for those who contract or receive grants from the government who want to live according to the beliefs with respect to marriage. Those are the groups who are going to be targeted. And this law would actually create this bludgeon, which is a private right of action, which means individuals could sue on their own in federal court to hound these groups. And that’s really the object of this stunt.Roger Severino
While the proponents of the federal bill have stated that an amendment to the bill protects religious liberty, others like Mr. Severino point to the fact that by creating a private right of action, the powerful homosexual legal lobby has been given the ultimate tool to sue opponents into bankruptcy and ostracism.
Conservative Senator Mike Lee echoed the concerns of Mr. Severino and voted against the bill, which nevertheless has enough GOP votes to overcome a filibuster.
Justice Thomas’ Concurrence in Dobbs
While the reality is that homosexual marriage is already the “law” of the land and there is no consensus to revert it. Cultural leftists have taken Justice Thomas’ concurring opinion in Dobbs, which called into question the abuse of the constitution through the “due process” clause, and used it as a rallying cry to push their radical sexual libertine agenda even futher.
In Dobbs, Justice Thomas, in a statement that was not legally binding, stated his personal view, shared by many conservative legal scholars, that the due process clause had been used to advance ideological agendas not actually supported by the constitution.
Democrats took Justice Thomas’ statement and implied that conservatives could outlaw contraception, interracial marriage and homosexual marriage. Although none of those scenarios are legally or politically possible at this time, Democrats used it as a way to target weak Republicans and further ostracize Christian conservatives in America.
In related news, the Mormon Church announced this week that it supported the federal legislation.