When the runaway train Roberts court overturned Roe v Wade, attention immediately turned, thanks to far right dotard Clarence Thomas, to the possible revocation of gay rights and same sex marriage. Little wonder since Thomas licked his chops at revisiting the issue.
There’s just one problem. The issue of same sex marriage currently enjoys a 71% public approval rating. Which makes it an issue that the GOP writ large wants to run from like a scalded cat. But the mainstream GOP don’t mean jack shit anymore.
Politico senior reporter Betsy Woodruff Swan put it perfectly on MSNBC tonight when she said, The GOP has a problem. SCOTUS finally overturning Roe v Wade emboldened the far right GOP base. But Thomas wanting to revisit gay rights and same sex marriage has only even more emboldened the far, far right wing GOP base.
There is a new case, filed in federal court in Texas in March by a conglomerate of far right retards, engineered by the guy who helped to write Texas’s Sue Abortion Providers SB8, is challenging the Affordable Care Act under the worst possible basis for the gop. I’ll let Politico lay it out
A key piece of the Affordable Care Act is on trial Tuesday as a group of Texans challenge the law’s requirement that insurers cover preventive services — everything from STD screenings and HIV prevention drugs to depression checks and flu shots.
Are you getting this? These fucktards are suing the federal government to stop Obamacare from providing preventative STD checks, as well as the availability of drugs designed to prevent the spread of HIV!
And the reason? Oh, this one is a beauty! My simple mind can’t even begin to grasp the actual concept, so I’ll just let Politico describe it
This challenge, filed in March of 2020 by a group of Texas residents and employers and backed by former Trump officials, argues that the ACA’s preventive care mandates violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and that forcing people to pay for plans that cover STD screenings and HIV prevention drugs will “facilitate and encourage homosexual behavior, prostitution, sexual promiscuity, and intravenous drug use.”
You got that? Full rights, US citizens who just happen to be gay should not have the right to preventative STD testing, and drugs designed to prevent the spread of HIV, simply because God wants to Smite them dead for the sin of being gay, and these Jesus wheezing knuckle draggers shouldn’t have to pay for insurance that keeps them alive.
The case is before federal Judge Reed O’Conner, a far right conservative judge notorious for letting anti abortion, anti Obamacare, anti gay bills to pass, before appellate courts throw them out. Most federal judges live in fear of their decisions being overturned in appellate court. O’Connor seems to relish the thought were far right causes are concerned.
The bench trial started today, and MSNBC is already on it, with CNN and the networks soon to follow. Which presents a nightmare scenario for the GOP going into the 2022 midterm elections.
After all, who doesn’t want somebody, gay or otherwise, to have access through their insurance for preventative STD testing, and more importantly, drugs proven to prevent the spread of HIV? As if the GOP didn’t already have enough negative shit to wade their way through on the way to the ballot box. Don’t touch that dial, this is going to explode.