I just can’t anymore. And during Pride month to boot. Merrick Garland is rapidly turning into a nightmare for us on the Left.
A reminder that Joe Biden has promised to pass the LGBTQ Equality Act as one of his top priorities, and yet this fuckery is going on in the DOJ? What the actual FUCKETY FUCK is happening?
40 LGBTQ students are suing the U.S. Dept. of Education for allowing the faith-based colleges they attend to discriminate against them while receiving taxpayer funds and federal support. The Dept. of Justice, which generally defends the federal government and the laws of the United States, has promised it will “vigorously” defend the several dozen schools against the lawsuit.
Vigorously. Defend. The. Right. To. Discriminate.
And just as a reminder, that discrimination includes, but is not limited to:
- Conversion therapy
- Denial of housing and healthcare
- Sexual and physical abuse
- Psychological abuse
And among the right wing groups defending this case in court is none other than our friends at the Alliance Defending Freedom, a well-known anti-LGBTQ hate group.
The SPLC lists ADF as a hate group because it has supported the idea that being LGBTQ+ should be a crime in the U.S. and abroad and believes that is OK to put LGBTQ+ people in prison for engaging in consensual sex. It has also supported laws that required the forced sterilization of transgender Europeans.
ADF has spread lies about the LGBTQ+ community. It has, for example, linked being LGBTQ+ to pedophilia and claimed that a “homosexual agenda” will destroy society. ADF tries to couch its rhetoric in benign-sounding phrases, but the truth is that it works to dehumanize LGBTQ+ people and restrict their rights for being who they are.
Merrick Garland is not our friend.