As the Supreme Court is being pushed to overturn previous rulings legalizing same-sex marriage and contraceptives, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is putting Republicans on the record against both.
Contraception prevents pregnancy, which in turn prevents the need for abortion. One would think, therefore, that Republicans would support contraception use. Of course, the GOP is not against abortion as much as they are pro-forced pregnancy and pro-birth.
The use of contraception is also a matter of privacy between couples, but Republicans are hell-bent on invading the privacy of the bedroom as well.
In a concurring opinion in Dobbs v Jackson, which overturned Roe v. Wade, Justice Clarence Thomas urged the high court to reconsider Obergefell v Hodges, which protects the right of same-sex couples to marry, and Griswold v Connecticut, which protects the right of couples to use contraceptives.
“In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell,” Thomas wrote. “Because any substantive due process decision is “demonstrably erroneous,” we have a duty to “correct the error” established in those precedents.”
In short, these rights are not safe, but Republicans are insisting otherwise to excuse voting against legislation that would codify them.
This includes Greene, who declared her intention to vote against the bills in the House and called upon her Republican colleagues to vote against them in protest during a Facebook rant.
“I’ll be voting no to the fake, lying gay marriage bill because guess what?” she began. “No one is taking away gay marriage. There’s no reason to have this vote whatsoever. It should be a protest vote for every single Republican. And then also, we’ve got the contraceptive bill. Easy one for me. Vote no. Another protest vote.”
“I believe that marriage is a union made by God between a man and a woman,” she went on. “That is my belief about marriage, and that is where I stand on it. And I won’t apologize for it because that’s the truth.”
Here’s the video via Twitter:
Majorie Taylor Greene did a live stream today to complain about bills to enshrine marriage and contraceptive rights.
“We’ve got the contraceptive bill. Easy one for me. Vote no.” pic.twitter.com/3oO1WG95Fc
— David Edwards (@DavidEdwards) July 19, 2022
Republicans have said the same thing about abortion rights. In fact, at least five of the six conservatives on the Supreme Court committed perjury during their confirmation hearings by declaring that Roe v Wade is “settled law” and that it won’t be overturned. They lied. Roe has been overturned. And now the GOP expects us to believe them when they say Obergefell and Griswold are safe.
Our individual liberty and rights are under attack. The reason why Republicans won’t vote to codify same-sex marriage and access to contraceptives is that they expect the Supreme Court to overturn these two landmark rulings. Americans must go on the offensive and deny Republicans a majority in Congress. They can do that this November. That is unless they really want their bedrooms to be policed.
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