Justice Clarence Thomas, as we all know, had to go a step further after conservatives overturned Roe. He had a concurring opinion that many scholars believe put same-sex marriage and interracial marriage in jeopardy.
Maria Teresa Kumar has some fun with Clarence Thomas
The Texas Tribune reported it as follows.
Tucked inside the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Friday that overturned the long-held constitutional protection for abortion was a concurring opinion from conservative Justice Clarence Thomas. In it, he pushed the court to revisit cases that have already been decided related to contraception and same-sex marriage.
Fueling already heightened anxieties from women and LGBTQ groups that the end of Roe could be the tip of the iceberg, Thomas wrote that “in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents.”
“Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous,’ we have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents,” Thomas wrote.
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.
“The Supreme Court’s decision has brought us into a new era where they are taking away rights instead of giving them,” said Rocio Fierro-Pérez, political coordinator for the Texas Freedom Network, which advocates for individual liberties. “Abortion access is one of several fundamental rights that’s under attack including our right to vote, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and they’re all intertwined with our right to liberty in which Roe v. Wade was grounded.”
Maria Teresa Kumar decided to have some fun as she discussed the issues with Jennifer Rubin. She pointed out that she is in an interracial marriage with multiracial children. Clarence Thomas’ dereliction of his judicial duties directly impacts her family.
Kumar points out that over a third of Americans are in some sort of interracial relationship. She said that she and her husband would make fun of Clarence Thomas about the issue.
“ When Clarence came out and talked about the interracial bit, my husband and I were joking,” Maria Teresa said. “That there are different ways to file for divorce from your spouse in more private settings than from the bench.”
While her joke is hilarious, this Right-Wing Supreme Court is dangerous. They are a clear and present danger to Americans as they put our freedoms at risk. If anyone doubts the term American Taliban, we are starting to live it.