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2020-06-15 10:17:56 AM  
Unexpected.
On the other hand, to three of the SCotUS: WTH?
 
2020-06-15 10:21:58 AM  
Nifty.
 
2020-06-15 10:22:03 AM  
This is a big farking deal. It could have easily gone the other direction.
 
2020-06-15 10:22:10 AM  
Suck it, right-wing bigots. Suck it hard.
 
2020-06-15 10:22:30 AM  
Ain't Kavanagh Great?

/s/ obviously
 
2020-06-15 10:22:47 AM  

Myrdinn: Unexpected.
On the other hand, to three of the SCotUS: WTH?


Alito, Thomas and Kavanaugh dissented.  'Nuff said.
 
2020-06-15 10:22:59 AM  

Myrdinn: Unexpected.
On the other hand, to three of the SCotUS: WTH?


They wanted to Make America Great Again. Or something like that.
 
2020-06-15 10:23:05 AM  
*cheersloudly!*
 
2020-06-15 10:23:08 AM  
Who are the three? And what is their "reasoning"?
 
2020-06-15 10:23:12 AM  
Goresuch and Roberts betrayed us. <smh>
 
2020-06-15 10:23:13 AM  
So what will this do to Dump's EO that removed LBGTQ rights to healthcare under the ACA?
 
2020-06-15 10:23:15 AM  
Hell yeah. GFY Kavanaugh
 
2020-06-15 10:23:32 AM  
Wowza. Pleased as punch about the results, slightly shocked at the 6-3 split.

Happy Pride Month, everyone!
 
2020-06-15 10:23:32 AM  

FarkingChas: Who are the three? And what is their "reasoning"?


Thomas felt icky.
 
2020-06-15 10:23:54 AM  
Justice I LIKE BEER is delivering as best he can, it appears.

Trump can't be given another chance to put someone else like him on the Supreme Court.
 
2020-06-15 10:24:04 AM  

danvon: Ain't Kavanagh Great?

/s/ obviously


kavanaugh ends with:
"Notwithstanding my concern about the Court's transgression of the Constitution's separation of powers, it is appropriate to acknowledge the important victory achieved today by gay and lesbian Americans. Millions of gay and
lesbian Americans have worked hard for many decades to
achieve equal treatment in fact and in law. They have exhibited extraordinary vision, tenacity, and grit-battling often steep odds in the legislative and judicial arenas, not to
mention in their daily lives. They have advanced powerful
policy arguments and can take pride in today's result. Under the Constitution's separation of powers, however, I believe that it was Congress's role, not this Court's, to amend
Title VII. I therefore must respectfully dissent from the Court's judgement"
 
2020-06-15 10:24:11 AM  

FarkingChas: Who are the three? And what is their "reasoning"?


Alito, Thomas and Kavanaugh.  Are you surprised?
 
2020-06-15 10:24:18 AM  
"I LIKE BEER BUT NOT GAY PEOPLE!"
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2020-06-15 10:24:33 AM  
Good
 
2020-06-15 10:24:33 AM  
In other news, 3 shiatsticks on the Supreme Court think it's okay to fire someone for being gay or transgender.

GFY, assholes.
 
2020-06-15 10:24:40 AM  
It's sad this had to come from the Supreme Court only because Congress has yet to bother amending the list of protected classes in the Civil Rights Act to include other groups who are known victims of discrimination.
 
2020-06-15 10:24:46 AM  
6-3.  Better than i thought it would be, and nowhere near where it should have been.

In any case, GOOD!
 
2020-06-15 10:24:47 AM  
Imagine being on the side that says, in 2020, of course you can be fired for being gay.

Republicans. Never even once
 
2020-06-15 10:24:48 AM  
Finally, us gays can talk about our marriages at work that we have been having for the past 5 years without fear of repercussions from bigoted bosses.
 
2020-06-15 10:24:51 AM  

Chabash: FarkingChas: Who are the three? And what is their "reasoning"?

Thomas felt icky.


He was trying to quash the nickname Tingly Thomas
 
2020-06-15 10:24:55 AM  
Good.
 
2020-06-15 10:25:00 AM  
Jesus wept.

Republican Jesus, anyway.

Biblical Jesus, who turned water into wine, hung out with hookers, and whipped moneychangers' asses, shrugged.
 
2020-06-15 10:25:04 AM  
Waiting for this decision has filled me with so much dread for weeks now. I fully expected 5-4 against.

That it wasn't 9-0 "no you can't be bigots" is disgusting, but I'll take the victory.
 
2020-06-15 10:25:07 AM  

FarkingChas: Who are the three? And what is their "reasoning"?


The three are who you thought they were.  Their reasoning is "who the fark knows?".
 
2020-06-15 10:25:09 AM  

Myrdinn: Unexpected.
On the other hand, to three of the SCotUS: WTH?


According to the dissent they though congress needed to amend the law to add sub classes of sexes to not be discriminated against apparently.
 
2020-06-15 10:25:09 AM  
This is cool. I wasn't expecting to wake up to a freer country at any point this year.
 
2020-06-15 10:25:20 AM  

Sidepipes: Myrdinn: Unexpected.
On the other hand, to three of the SCotUS: WTH?

Alito, Thomas and Kavanaugh dissented.  'Nuff said.


The Three Stooges.
 
2020-06-15 10:25:21 AM  
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2020-06-15 10:25:31 AM  

Myrdinn: Unexpected.
On the other hand, to three of the SCotUS: WTH?


The only thing I find unexpected is that it wasn't already federal law.

/My company would never can someone over their sexuality
 
2020-06-15 10:25:34 AM  
The logic is unassailable.  The 3 dissenters are farking trash.
 
2020-06-15 10:25:41 AM  

FarkingChas: Who are the three? And what is their "reasoning"?


This is just me bullshiatting, so take it with a huge grain of salt and go read the decision when it comes out and expert analysis, but I suspect they made a lot of legislative intent since  those who originally passed the law did NOT intend to protect LGBTQ people.
 
2020-06-15 10:25:48 AM  
Great! But what if the business owner uses the excuse of religion?
 
2020-06-15 10:26:04 AM  
Good
 
2020-06-15 10:26:07 AM  

markie_farkie: So what will this do to Dump's EO that removed LBGTQ rights to healthcare under the ACA?


Nothing.  Although they might start making campaign T-shirts reading "Fark your Rulings."
 
2020-06-15 10:26:11 AM  

jake_lex: Justice I LIKE BEER is delivering as best he can, it appears.

Trump can't be given another chance to put someone else like him on the Supreme Court.


Hey, the Nationals have a great chance at making the pennant race next year and those tickets don't pay for themselves.
 
2020-06-15 10:26:18 AM  
Roberts was with the 6? Is it because it's Monday and his asshole meter isn't totally filled up yet?
 
2020-06-15 10:26:39 AM  

FarkingChas: Who are the three? And what is their "reasoning"?


Probably that if you can't fire someone for being gay then you can't fire someone for running around naked and masturbating into the eggplants. They just can't imagine that a gay person could be 'normal'.
 
2020-06-15 10:26:49 AM  

eiger: This is a big farking deal. It could have easily gone the other direction.


Yes, this is huge and the bigots will be apoplectic about it. Good.
 
2020-06-15 10:27:03 AM  
Yay. A sliver of good news finally.
 
2020-06-15 10:27:09 AM  
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I thought we were better than this.  Clearly not.  This should not have gone all the way to the SCOTUS.

How about any "Chief" corporate person gets $0 and no bonuses if they are fired or commit a crime.
 
2020-06-15 10:27:18 AM  

NeoCortex42: danvon: Ain't Kavanagh Great?

/s/ obviously

kavanaugh ends with:
"Notwithstanding my concern about the Court's transgression of the Constitution's separation of powers, it is appropriate to acknowledge the important victory achieved today by gay and lesbian Americans. Millions of gay and
lesbian Americans have worked hard for many decades to
achieve equal treatment in fact and in law. They have exhibited extraordinary vision, tenacity, and grit-battling often steep odds in the legislative and judicial arenas, not to
mention in their daily lives. They have advanced powerful
policy arguments and can take pride in today's result. Under the Constitution's separation of powers, however, I believe that it was Congress's role, not this Court's, to amend
Title VII. I therefore must respectfully dissent from the Court's judgement"


Interesting.  One has to wonder if BEER! would have voted the other way if it had been a closer decision.  Being split like this would make it "safe" for him to dissent without changing the outcome.
 
2020-06-15 10:27:30 AM  

NeoCortex42: danvon: Ain't Kavanagh Great?

/s/ obviously

kavanaugh ends with:
"Notwithstanding my concern about the Court's transgression of the Constitution's separation of powers, it is appropriate to acknowledge the important victory achieved today by gay and lesbian Americans. Millions of gay and
lesbian Americans have worked hard for many decades to
achieve equal treatment in fact and in law. They have exhibited extraordinary vision, tenacity, and grit-battling often steep odds in the legislative and judicial arenas, not to
mention in their daily lives. They have advanced powerful
policy arguments and can take pride in today's result. Under the Constitution's separation of powers, however, I believe that it was Congress's role, not this Court's, to amend
Title VII. I therefore must respectfully dissent from the Court's judgement"


I Like Beer was trying the "It's not our job" defense.
 
2020-06-15 10:27:45 AM  
There's our good ruling of the season.  Enjoy it.
 
2020-06-15 10:28:04 AM  

Troy McClure: It's sad this had to come from the Supreme Court only because Congress has yet to bother amending the list of protected classes in the Civil Rights Act to include other groups who are known victims of discrimination.


What needs to be changed? the law says you cannot be discriminated against on the basis of sex, being gay/transgender is a matter of sex
 
2020-06-15 10:28:36 AM  
Good. Maybe shiathead Republican employers will stop firing employees for being black or women or Democrats some day.
 
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