BREAKING: Trump Insider Leakes Top SCOTUS Nominee – Advocates Jail Time For Gay Sex –

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If you thought the idea of Sen. Ted Cruz being nominated for the empty SCOTUS seat was nauseating and frightening all wrapped up in one nice little package, it gets much worse. Much much worse.

With the Republicans’ promise to obstruct the appointment of moderate Merrick Garland (nominated by President Obama), it is almost certain that SCOTUS will revert back to its original make up of five conservative-leaning justices and four liberal-leaning justices. Considering the average age of justices is 69 years old, the possibility of more openings going to conservative-leaning justices is high.

When President-elect Trump desperately needed the support and unity of Republicans, he released a list of possible replacements consisting of several judges favored by conservatives. One of those frightening possible picks is Judge William Pryor.

Pryor, who was appointed to the 11th Circuit by George W. Bush, is well-known for his anti-LGBT stances and rulings. Really, he’s not just a conservative-leaning judge. No, he wields his conservative views like gay men and women wield rainbow flags at a Pride parade. With conservatives still taking issue with same-sex marriage, he would most likely (like 99% sure) rule to overturn the previous 2015 ruling on marriage equality. In fact, according to NY Daily News he supported upholding a Texas law that made gay sex illegal. Justifying his argument, he wrote in the 2003 “friend of the court” brief:

‘The Supreme Court has never recognized a fundamental right to engage in sexual activity outside of monogamous heterosexual marriage, let alone to engage in homosexual sodomy. Such a right would be antithetical to the “traditional relation of the family” that is “as old and as fundamental as our entire civilization.”‘

Excuse me? He must be ignoring ancient Rome’s acceptance of same-sex relationships and it’s influence on art throughout the history of “our entire civilization.”

He went on in his briefing to say that Texas citizens required protection from homosexual sodomy even if it was behind closed door. Because two people doing something behind closed doors is a danger to the ENTIRE population of Texas.

‘Texas is hardly alone in concluding that homosexual sodomy may have severe physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual consequences, which do not necessarily attend heterosexual sodomy, and from which Texas’ citizens need to be protected. There is no fundamental right to engage in homosexual sodomy just because it is done behind closed doors… Because homosexual sodomy has not historically been recognized in this country as a right; to the contrary, it has historically been recognized as a wrong. It is not a fundamental right.’

He also compared same-sex relations to incest and pedophilia.

In 2004, the Human Rights Campaign released a press release with comments from Cheryl Jacques, the HRC President at the time, stating they “strongly condemned” his appointment to the 11th Circuit US Court of Appeals. They pointed out that his prejudice spanned both his personal life and legal philosophy writing, “Mr. Pryor changed his vacation plans to avoid being at Disney World during gay days. If he’s too prejudiced to share a 36,000-acre theme park with openly gay couples and their families, he should not be serving on a federal bench.”

The press release also noted that as Alabama’s attorney general, he used state resources to support anti-LGBT sentiments including placing links on the attorney general’s website to groups such as the Family Research Council and the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

Jacques concluded he was wholly unfit to be appointed to any federal court position.

‘Mr. Pryor’s remarks fly in the face of scientific and medical evidence, and common decency. He has used his position to marginalize and malign GLBT Americans. That kind of bias and blatant discrimination is not appropriate for someone assuming a lifetime appointment to a federal circuit court.’

And now, he may score a lifetime appointment on the most highest and official authority there is in America – the Supreme Court. Dear God, help us all.

Out of fairness, Pryor is known for one liberal ruling that is beyond shocking considering his sentiments toward the LGBTQ community in whole. Slate reported he ruled in a three-judge panel that anti-trans discrimination should be forbidden as it falls under sex discrimination in the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution. Based on his ruling, he agreed with the opinion written by fellow Judge Rosemary Barkett which stated in particular, “Accordingly, discrimination against a transgender individual because of her gender-nonconformity is sex discrimination, whether it’s described as being on the basis of sex or gender.”

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