Judge Neil Gorsuch dealt another blow to the credibility of the Republican Party today.
Trump-sponsoredGorsuch joined George W. Bush appointee John Roberts and three activist judges in a 6-3 ruling declaring that homosexuals and transsexuals are entitled to special and exclusive work place protections under the 1964 Civil Rights act.
Gorsuch, who claims to be a Constitutional "originalist," declared that the provision in the Civil Rights act barring employment discrimination based on "sex" could be textually interpreted as meaning gay sex, as well as male fetishists who use drugs and surgeries to imitate women. The Civil Rights act, which racially excludes granting equal rights to white non-Jewish people, itself violates multiple enshrined liberties in the original US Constitution.
In practice, the decision made by Gorsuch, et al, will protect all kinds of highly inappropriate work place behavior and corruption. Firing an individual who publicly declares unusual or deviant sexual behavior without dealing with lawsuits and state investigations will now be nearly impossible.
The ruling was on a combination of cases: Bostock v. Clayton County, Altitude Express v. Zarda, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
In Bostock v. Clayton County, a gay man named Gerald Bostock was fired from his job as an official at the Clayton County Juvenile Court for misusing funds.
According to local reporting, Bostock was trusted with public money set aside to train volunteers to help foster children.
Bostock went on to spend the money on food and liquor for his LGBT-only softball team at Atlanta gay bars "Cowtippers" and "F.R.O.G.S."
In the eyes of SCOTUS, Bostock and his gay friends, who drank and ate away money meant for orphans, were the real victims in the scandal.
In Altitude Express v. Zarda, a man named Donald Zarda was fired in 2010 from his Long Island skydiving company after his employer found he had inappropriately touched a customer.
The allegation was made by a female client and her male acquaintance. An internal investigation by Altitude Express found it to be credible.
Zarda's defense was that it was impossible for him to have allegedly sexually harassed the victim because he claims to be gay. Though Zarda passed away in 2014, his estate continued his lawsuit, which stated in drawn out legal battles that he was actually a victim of anti-gay discrimination. The Supreme Court agrees.
The ruling on R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes is the most extreme of all. The religious liberty organization, the Alliance Defending Freedom, took up the case of Tom Rost, who fired a transsexual employee named Aimee Stephens in 2013 due to Rost's Christian beliefs.
The ADF responded to Gorsuch, et al's absurd ruling by outlining the implications: Christians will be forced to accommodate transsexuals even if it violates their conscience, co-workers will be compelled by federal law to use "preferred" pronouns, while job positions that require female or male specific privacy will be forced to be given to anyone who declares themselves either or both genders.
The ruling also paves the way for male takeover of institutions intended for females, such as athletics.
The outcome of this case will have significant cultural and social implications throughout every institution in the United States.
The Civil Rights Act still does not protect individuals' political freedoms, one of the most common reasons for unfair job termination today. This will also incentivize people to become homosexuals or transgender to access potential future advantages, like Affirmative Action quotas.
This is a new step on the staircase of American madness with immediate and long-term consequences. These matters, in a true Constitutional republic, would be decided through legislation.
Instead, we are ruled by an echo chamber of unelected judges who were all educated at Harvard and Yale, and whether they are Republican or Democrat makes no difference.