Amy Coney Barrett Calling Marriage Equality A “Sexual Preference” Is A Homophobic Dog Whistle

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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 13: Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett responds to a question from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. With less than a month until the presidential election, President Donald Trump tapped Amy Coney Barrett to be his third Supreme Court nominee in just four years. If confirmed, Barrett would replace the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

On only the second day of Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Amy Coney Barrett is already sounding many people’s alarms. After Barrett refused to comment on her position regarding Roe v. Wade and abortion access, a more clear picture of the SCOTUS nominee’s views came to light. But one jarring moment may have flown under the radar. On Tuesday, when Senator Dianne Feinstein pressed Barrett on same-gender rights, she refused to answer again and again. 

Then, when asked if she agrees with Judge Scalia’s criticism of the same-sex marriage ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case which legalized gay marriage, Barrett finally gave an…


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