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Gay Republican Fred Karger And Marriage Equality: 1. Justice Clarence Thomas And Bigotry: 0.

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Fred Karger and his group, Rights Equal Rights, today published the above ad for marriage equality in the Washington Post. The image is clear, but the text makes it crystal: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas was legally prohibited from marrying his current wife, Ginny Thomas, until the Supreme Court ruled in 1967 that banning interracial marriage was unconstitutional.

READ: Gay Republican Fred Karger Reminds Justice Clarence Thomas Why He Must Support Gay Marriage

Rights Equal Rights (formerly Californian’s Against Hate) is running this ad in Washington Post for five days beginning today,” Karger writes in an email:

Rights Equal Rights was founded nearly five years ago to help make same-sex marriage the law of the land.

“We are now on the cusp of full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans,” said Fred Karger president of Rights Equal Rights. The United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments to overturn California’s Proposition 8 on Tuesday, March 26th. The parallels to the 1967 case Loving v. Virginia that allowed interracial marriage in this country are so striking, that we paid for this ad. We hope that the nine Justices of the Supreme Court will take this into consideration as they hear oral arguments next week and decide the “Case of the Century.”

Karger, the first gay Republican to run for president, has done an excellent job of holding NOM’s feet to the fire, having sued them and challenged their poor financial reporting, for starters.

Justice Thomas, frankly, given his association, and his wife’s association, with the Tea Party, should recuse himself from many several cases the Court has and is taking up.

But that would require an objective, introspective mind, unencumbered by politics.

 

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SO THAT'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL

‘Do You Believe in God?’ GOP Senator Applies Religious Test to Biden Nominee

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U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) on Wednesday decided to impose a possibly unconstitutional religious test for a Biden Dept. of Justice nominee, asking attorney Hampton Dellinger, “Do you believe in God?”

It was a stunning moment, one that the 69-year old Senator from Louisiana, who earned his law degree at the University of Virginia and studied law at Oxford did not even appear to understand, despite the U.S. Constitution explicitly stating: “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

Hampton Dellinger, as The National law Journal reported, was appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, before Republicans who bristled at his nomination to head the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy.

Sen. Kennedy took particular offense at one of Dellinger’s tweets, which correctly notes that if there were no Republican men in elected office, there would be no bans on abortion.

Kennedy made a big show of the tweet, nearly bullying Dellinger with it, demanding to know if he wrote it, then declaring, paper in hand, “Here it is, bigger than Dallas.”

That’s when Kennedy invoked God.

“Do you believe in God?” the Republican Senator asked through his slow Southern drawl, one refined for the cable news channel audiences.

“Senator,” Dellinger respectfully responded, “I have faith.”

“Do you think that my votes with respect to abortion are based on the fact that I want to control women?” Kennedy pummeled.

“Senator, I cannot speak to that,” Dellinger respectfully replied.

“Why did you say it in front of God and country”” Kennedy berated. “Did it ever occur to you that some people may base their position on abortion on their faith?”

Somewhat taken aback, Dellinger replied, “I sincerely appreciate that people have a different position on abortion than I do.”

“I do believe that the reproductive rights established in Roe vs. Wade, and then then dealt with in Casey, June Medical, and other Supreme Court decisions are important,” he added.

He also tried to defend himself, saying: “I recognize the difference between someone saying something inartfully as a private citizen and working as a lawyer, and I think I’ve got a 30-year track record of being open-minded.”

Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, who highlighted the exchange on social media, observed: “Can you imagine the reaction on the right if a Democratic senator posed that question to literally any Republican nominee?”

He also reminded that Senator Josh Hawley had “claimed that merely asking Amy Coney Barrett about Griswold v. Connecticut, the landmark decision establishing a constitution right to contraception, constituted ‘religious bigotry’ against Catholics.”

Stern concluded:

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‘You Sound Like an Idiot’: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Blasts Anti-Vax Restaurant Owner to His Face in Tense Interview

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CNN host Chris Cuomo got into a tense exchange on Wednesday with a California restaurant owner who is requiring customers to show proof that they are unvaccinated before entering.

Tony Roman, the owner of Basilico’s Pasta e Vino, told Cuomo that he was dead serious about making sure no vaccinated people ate at his restaurant because he thought getting vaccinated is a sign of low intelligence.

“It’s an IQ test,” he said. “Like I say to people when they ask me, if they’re so blinded with their rage and their hate, I tell them, you know what, if you don’t understand it, maybe we should put up a sign that says you’re too stupid to come into the restaurant.”

This made no sense to Cuomo, who asked Roman if he was vaccinated. Roman responded by demanding Cuomo give his vaccination status first, to which Cuomo replied that he and his family were vaccinated.

“You’re failing the IQ test,” Roman replied, before then saying that barring vaccinated people from eating at his restaurant was not intended to be an anti-vaccine statement.

At the end of the interview, a frustrated Cuomo bluntly told Roman that “honestly, you sound like an idiot.”

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‘Absolutely Immature’ Kevin McCarthy Mocked and Berated for Mask ‘Mandate’ Meltdown

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Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday had a meltdown on the House floor, attacking Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she called him a “moron” for his opposition to the new congressional mask requirements.

At one point during his speech on Wednesday McCarthy sneered that Democrats “wanna mandate, they wanna impose, they wanna tell you when you can go to school, when you can eat – you know what they’re going to do if you walk into this building without a mask? They’re gonna charge you $500. Why? ‘Cause they got the power to do it.”

This is how McCarthy bragged about what he was about to do:

In speaking with reporters McCarthy claimed the new CDC guidance was based on a study out of India that was not “per-reviewed,” he said,  meaning not “peer-reviewed.” (NCRM found nothing to substantiate his charges.) He also attacked Speaker Pelosi by saying, in his own unique style, “Do as your say but not as she does.”

There is tremendous outrage to be seen in the responses to McCarthy’s remarks today, but perhaps none greater that Congressman Tim Ryan, who blasted McCarthy as “immature and appalling.”

Here’s how some other are responding:

 

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