Gorsuch's fear of "massive social upheaval" from LGBTQ rights is a bad legal argument. Does he think Brown v Board of Education was wrongly decided b/c southern whites threw a fit over it? The whole point of civil rights is that the upheaval doesn't matter. https://t.co/B21LAkG2NR
No greater sign of what a nightmare world we’re living in than the phrase “swing justice Neil Gorsuch”
So Neil Gorsuch apparently was concerned today about “massive social upheaval” if #SCOTUS rules LGBTQ can’t be fired under Civil Rights Act.
Except, 21+ states have these laws now, including his beloved Colorado, where he was law professor.
There’s been no upheaval.
David Cole really is so good.
Here he responds to Gorsuch re social upheaval if trans people are permitted to use bathrooms which align with their gender identity etc.
TL;DR trans people have been living among us and using bathrooms and civilization hasn’t collapsed. https://t.co/gqzxDobfws
The scary thing about the Gorsuch story is that we're all sitting around waiting to find out if the number of psychotically homophobic pieces of shit on the Supreme Court is four or five.
Really cool to be waiting on Neil Gorsuch to see whether I can be fired from my job for something I literally cannot help https://t.co/BEcAc1VfW5
What guys like Gorsuch don't want to think about is that we already exist. Queer and trans and gender non-conforming people exist. We work. And the world hasn't ground to a halt.
the common takeaway from oral arguments today is that Gorsuch will be the deciding vote on whether Title VII protects LGBT workers so enjoy those rights while you have 'em
Gorsuch is afraid of the “massive social upheaval” that could result from employers NOT being allowed to fire people just for being gay. https://t.co/pl69itZpDj
Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Samuel Alito, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Chief Justice John Roberts deliberating LGBTQ rights https://t.co/XUjRG36d5A
The big surprise during today’s arguments on a divided #SCOTUS: Justice Neil Gorsuch sounded open to argument that gay rights should be protected under Titke VII of the ‘64 Civil Rights Act https://t.co/QE15jUyFHx
However Gorsuch votes on this, never forget that he is sitting in #MerrickGarland’s chair.
We have been in a constitutional crisis ever since Mitch McConnell broke his oath to follow the Constitution. https://t.co/qy5zOmsqJz
Here’s another powerful moment at today’s Supreme Court argument. Justice Gorsuch suggested that recognizing Title VII’s employment protections for LGBTQ people would cause “massive social upheaval.” @DavidColeACLU
laid waste to that argument. https://t.co/1mkCUcr2FB
Gorsuch claimed that interpreting Title VII to protect LGBTQ employees will cause “massive social upheaval.” He gestured toward open-mindedness on the textual argument but I think he will vote against LGBTQ rights.
The Supreme Court just struck down an IDENTICAL abortion restriction in 2016. Their choice to take up June Medical Services v. Gee is extremely alarming—the only thing that has changed since 2016 is the addition of Kavanaugh and Gorsuch. https://t.co/428knNL0Q5
Justice Gorsuch said today that we should consider “the massive social upheaval” that might occur if we stop letting employers fire LGBTQ workers for their identities.
We don't just fight for equality when it's easy. We fight for it, every time, because it's right.
This is *not* an accurate account of what Justice Gorsuch said. What he said is "**assume for the moment** I'm [interruption] I'm with you on
the textual evidence." He did *not* tell the ACLU, "I'm with you on the text."
Transcript, p. 25.
This might be a positive sign from Gorsuch. Linking sexual orientation to sex brings it clearly under the purview of Title VII. https://t.co/U2upy4shmQ
Justice Gorsuch mocked for claim that making it illegal to fire LGBTQ people could cause ‘massive social upheaval’ @realTuckFrumper
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At least we have hope that Gorsuch & Kavanaugh will represent a conservative Constitutionalist agenda.
I shudder to think what we’d be facing if we had not won in 2016!
1) fuck Brett Kavanaugh
2) Neil Gorsuch seems like a decent guy but his position should have been filled years before he was ever nominated
Gorsuch calls workplace discrimination case 'really close'. The case is over whether to make it illegal for companies & public agencies to fire employees solely because they are gay, lesbian or transgender. Sad. It shouldn’t be close. Should be illegal.
Reposting w/out typo: After Title VII arguments, Justice Gorsuch seems to think the textual arguments are a close thing, but he's worried about court going beyond its role and the "massive social upheaval" that could result from a ruling in favor of plaintiffs
Gorsuch was the guy who thought the truck driver had an obligation to his employer to die from cold when his truck was stranded in freezing temps or face warranted termination.
He’s all about corporate rights, not silly human rights.
1863 Neil Gorsuch on the Emancipation Proclamation: "I dunno. Freeing the slaves might cause a massive social upheaval. Kavanaugh?"
1863 Kavanaugh: "I like beer. Sending my manservant, Clarence out to get it"
1863 Clarence Thomas: "I'm not your manservant"
The U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared divided over whether a landmark federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in the workplace protects LGBTQ employees https://t.co/cGirDP90JR
Justice Gorsuch, the archconservative Trump appointee, may end up deciding the future of LGBTQ rights in the workplace.
That was the impression that emerged after arguments in three cases SCOTUS heard today, where Gorsuch appeared to be the swing vote.
RIP to textualism/originalism if Gorsuch's take ends up being "the text says it, but it would upset social conservatives too much, so no" https://t.co/8yQ4O9iDN5
Justice Gorsuch broadcast open-mindedness in today’s LGBT rights cases, but signs point to a narrow win for employers’ right to discriminate. My @TheEconomist
Latest update on today's big LGBT rights oral argument at the Supreme Court. Could Gorsuch be the pivotal vote? https://t.co/JoeH3oOtSQ