If the Supreme Court followed the basic rules of ethics applicable to every other court, Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh would have to recuse themselves from the Bostock, Altitude Express, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes cases — the ones which seek to reinterpret Title VII to allow for bigotry against the LGBT community. Alito and Kavanaugh took some sort of meeting and even posed for a picture with the leader of a virulent anti-LGBT group, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).
It’s really bad enough that conservative justices are so willing to give public aid and comfort to right-wing groups like the Federalist Society. But this meeting with the NOM is is outrageous. NOM has filed an amicus brief with the Court in the Bostock/Altitude/Funeral Homes cases. The Court has heard arguments and the justices are ostensibly working on their opinions in those cases RIGHT NOW. Taking meeting and a picture with people who have a case and argument pending in front of you would be unacceptable for any other court in the land.
Brian Brown has a long history of anti-gay activism is working to get the Supreme Court to overturn its 2015 Obergefell decision. He also has publically denounced presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s marriage as illegitimate.
SCOTUS unfortunately is not subject to the same ethics rules that all other judges in the country are.
A Cincinatti, Ohio emergency room nurse has “resigned” after having a transphobic, homophobic meltdown on Facebook over Procter & Gamble removing the female “Venus” symbol from its packaging on its ‘Always’ menstrual products last week
Cindy Carter, who worked for Tri-Health posted the following on Facebook:
Fuck ‘Always.’ This country has gone to complete shit,”
Why do certain applications ask for LEGAL SEX … you’re either male or female. There’s no fucking in between. Jesus people – get your heads on straight. Grab a mirror – it’s easy. You either have a dick or you don’t.
I swear, these fucking cock sucking homos think that they deserve everything. And the confused woman are just as bad. Men need to be men. Women need to be women. Stop the stupid ass ‘man buns’ and man you buns up to do some hard labor.”
“Cindy Carter is a nurse at @TriHealth. As an LGBTQ+ person, I don’t feel comfortable using their services until I know Mrs. Carter would never treat me,” he wrote. “Until TriHealth terminates the employment of Carter, I will not be using their services,” he concluded adding the hashtag #BoycottTriHealth.
On Thursday, TriHealth CEO Mark Clement released a statement saying that the investigation was over, “because the individual involved in this matter “voluntarily” resigned her position.” and went on to say that the company, which employs roughly 11,500 individuals, does not “condone these derogatory comments made about LGBTQ community members.”
It seems that Ole Crazy Eyes Michelle Bachmann is running for her political life and sinking to such depths as to use not only The National Organization for Marriage’s mailing list to desperately beg for campaign contributions but have also been using the SLPC confirmed hate group, The Public Advocates as well.
I have a dedicated account where I get nothing but NOM/NOM’s Ruth Institute emails. But for a few months now, I’ve noticed that a random email from a certain member of Congress will pop into that mix. I wondered why.
Today I get my answer. At the bottom of the e-blasts from one Rep. Michele Bachmann, you will notice an “unsubscribe/update subscription preferences” link. And what happens if one hits that link, as I did today? Well, one is taken to this site, which is hosted on the NOMResources.com subdomain.
But it seems to go further then just ole Crazy Eyes who are using these anti-gay e-mail lists for politcal monetary gain.
Civil rights and marriage equality advocate Thom Watkins adds:
I’ve got two of those Bachmann emails today, one from the email I use for NOM and the other from the email I use for Eugene Delgaudio’s Public Advocate of the US. I’ve also gotten emails from Paul Rand and from Rick Perry using the Delgaudio address. The sharing among these politicians and these anti-gay hate groups is despicable.
Despicable yes. Illegal? Possibly. At least by IRS standards anyway considering that mailing lists have worth but even if they didn’t sell them both NOM and the Public Advocate would be guilty of abusing their laughable 501c exempt status’ even more than usual.