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Heartbreaking: The worst senator you know just made a great point
Texas embarrassment Ted Cruz said something shockingly reasonable this week — or, at the very least, a spokesperson of his did.The Cruz camp recently voiced the senator’s apparent support for repealing the archaic, still-on-the-books sodomy ban in Texas.“Consenting adults should be able to do what they wish in their private sexual activity, and government has no business in their bedrooms,” the spokesperson told The Dallas Morning News.This law and those like it around the country were all rendered unenforceable by the Supreme Court in its Lawrence v. Texas ruling in 2003, but have still remained dormant in their state’s crime codes.Related: Ted Cruz says Supreme Court “clearly wrong” on same-sex marriage rulingTo be clear, the senator won’t be winning any GLAAD awards any time soon; he’s openly called the legalization of gay marriage “clearly wrong,” mocked personal pronouns, objected to trans athletes and trans youth, and racked up a laundry list of other anti-queer infractions.However, in this one specific instance, he somehow cleared the unspeakably low bar that some of his conservative peers have run headfirst into.For instance, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently made it clear that, given the chance, he would be completely “willing and able” to enforce sodomy laws in the state once again.The repeal of currently inactive sodomy laws is especially prescient in the aftermath of the SCOTUS ruling on Roe v.
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Twitter celebrates Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson amid major SCOTUS setbacks
It’s bee a rough couple of weeks in Supreme Court news, with conservative justices dominating rulings on issues from gun control to abortion rights to the fight against climate change.Just today, the court curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to broadly regulate carbon emissions, and agreed to hear a case that could drastically change the way elections for Congress and the presidency are conducted, potentially jeopardizing election integrity.That being said, there is one major reason to pause and celebrate a SCOTUS development today — Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has officially been sworn in as the 116th Supreme Court justice and the first Black woman to serve on the high court.Related: Openly gay Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Andrew McDonald is having none of Clarence Thomas’ B.S.Jackson replaces liberal now-former Justice Stephen Breyer, who stepped down from his position today.Her confirmation hearing, if you recall, was a GOP sideshow of epic proportions, making today’s swearing in all the more satisfying.While the conservative stronghold on the court won’t change with Jackson’s arrival, folks are still hailing the historic moment:The news we needed this week. Grateful for you #KetanjiBrownJackson!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/Zw6ubL64H0— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) June 30, 2022Today we celebrate a monumental moment in history.
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