As I would have predicted. I have said before that the constant Red Tribe/Blue Tribe bickering over Supreme Court appointments is irrelevant. Contentious social issues are decided on the basis of the prevailing consensus of the dominant factions of the power elite and general managerial class. Period. The current consensus is to exploit LGBTQ people as workers, consumers, soldiers, taxpayers, voters, etc. not to “discriminate” against them in the old-fashioned pre-Stonewall sense, and to incorporate the gay liberation paradigm into the wider totalitarian humanist ideological superstructure of the state.
The performance of “conservatives” on the Court is also interesting. Chief Justice Roberts, appointed by the supposed fascist George W. Bush, sided with the majority, and Justice Gorsuch, appointed by the supposed fascist Donald Trump, actually wrote the opinion. Notice also that the dissenting Justices argued merely on textual, originalist, or procedural grounds, not moral, religious, or philosophical ones, or on the basis of states’ rights or private property, with Justice Kavanaugh even congratulating the LGBTQ community on their victory, even if he disagrees based on abstract political and legal theory.
Washington (CNN)Federal civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.