Conservatives put their trust in Donald Trump to appoint justices to the Supreme Court that would follow in the footsteps of Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.
And so far, President Trump made good on his word.
But now this Supreme Court Justice made one surprise announcement that no one saw coming.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a group of cases that have the power to fundamentally reorient American life.
The 1964 Civil Rights Act makes age, race, religion, and gender protected classes.
But now the left is demanding the court recognize homosexuality and liberal societal fads like ”transgenderism” as worthy of protected status.
Democrats passed the gay bill of special rights last Congress that would force churches and religious organizations to hire homosexuals and transgenders and also make it illegal to fire them.
But with Republicans controlling the Senate, this assault on religious liberty ran into a dead end.
So, the left hunted around for test cases at the state level to bring a lawsuit before the Supreme Court to shred religious liberty by judicial fiat much in the same way the left imposed homosexual marriage on America via judicial decree.
And they found three of them.
The first was a homosexual fired from his job in social services in Georgia after joining a homosexual softball league.
In the second, a homosexual was fired as a sky diving instructor after telling a woman she had nothing to fear from being strapped to him because he was a homosexual.
Finally, a man was fired from his job at a funeral home after returning from vacation as a woman and claiming to be a “transgender.”
During oral arguments, justices sometimes tip their hands on how they will eventually rule with their questions and comments.
In these arguments, Justice Neil Gorsuch appeared to side with the left that the homosexuals and so-called “transgenders” should have been protected by anti-discrimination laws on the books.
Gorsuch told the lawyers for the radical homosexuals and so-called “transgender” that the case was “really close…. Assume for the moment I’m with you on the textual evidence.”
Solicitor General Noel Francisco – arguing on behalf of the Trump administration – was having none of Gorsuch’s equivocation.
“I would like to respectfully argue that I don’t think it’s that close. Sex and gender identity, like sex and sexual orientation, are different traits,” Francisco fired back at Gorsuch. “This is an issue better left to Congress… I think it is important to allow the democratic process to resolve these issues.”
Gorsuch did note the “massive social upheaval” that would take place if the court ruled the Civil Rights Act protected so-called “transgenders” and homosexuals even though the law as plainly written does not extend protected class statutes to those groups.
The conservative Justice continued by stating that it would be “more appropriate as legislative rather a judicial function. It’s a question of judicial modesty.”
At other times Gorsuch sounded like he was ready to side with the left by accepting the premise that an employer firing a homosexual or transsexual employee involved sex discrimination.
“Let’s do truth serum, OK? Wouldn’t the employer maybe say it’s because this person was a man who liked other men? And isn’t that first part sex?” Gorsuch declared.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing court case.