In anticipation of this, Time magazine published an excellent essay yesterday (link here) with the title "Neil Gorsuch’s Dissertation Opposes Same-Sex Marriage." The piece was written by Corey Brettschneider, who is both a lawyer and professor of political science at Brown University.
Professor Brettschneider notes that, in his doctoral thesis, Gorsuch "thought it obvious that the United States Constitution did not protect a right to same-sex marriage. If he still holds this view, he could join forces with other justices to reverse the Court’s protection of this right."
Same-sex marriage, as Brettschneider explains, is a matter of "autonomy in intimate matters" -- meaning we have the fundamental right to determine our own intimate issues. But Gorsuch does not believe in that right, as Brettschneider carefully proves in his essay.
Mr. Gorsuch is courtly and polite, but we mustn't let that overshadow the fact that he would be highly dangerous on the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, he would be further to the right than Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and the late Anton Scalia, all vehemently anti-LGBT.
A clear majority of Americans recognize that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right, as are many other important LGBT rights. However, certain judges and justices are determined to apply a theocratic litmus test to court decisions, through the legal fiction of originalism, and Gorsuch is one of those.
We therefore must prevent Neil Gorsuch's confirmation.
Current Senate rules require 60 votes to overcome filibusters of Supreme Court nominees. If that's what it takes, Gorsuch should be filibustered until he or the White House withdraws his name and a more moderate nominee is put forward.
If you haven't done so already, call your Senators today and every day until Gorsuch is put to a vote. Tell your Senators to vote "no" on Gorsuch's confirmation and also to support any necessary filibusters.
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