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Same-Sex Marriage Is the Next Right on Alito’s Hit List

By Truthdig

Samuel Alito may not be the most corrupt member of the Supreme Court—that distinction goes to Clarence Thomas—but he is easily its most openly homophobic, misogynistic, and histrionic. His latest meltdown came in an unusual “written statement” (the functional equivalent of a dissenting opinion) issued on February 20 in a case on jury selection that the court declined to accept for full review, called Missouri Department of Corrections v. Finney. Alito used the statement not only to set forth his deeply flawed legal reasoning on jury selection, but as an opportunity to reiterate his longstanding critique of the constitutional right to same-sex marriage, a stance that has aligned him closely with the Christian nationalist movement that has taken over the Republican Party.

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