Mitt Romney Dismisses Clarence Thomas' Concurring Opinion following the Overturning of Roe v. Wade as the House Passes the Respect for Marriage Act
Senate is also set to vote on legislation protecting same-sex marriage...
Justice Clarence Thomas’ opinion letter last month called for the reconsideration of previous Supreme Court rulings such as Obergefell v. Hodges which protects same-sex marriages in the nation. Today, Senator Mitt Romney dismissed the letter saying, "He's opened a lot of doors that no other justices walk through.”
When asked what Mitt Romney thought about all four of the Utah Republican House members voting for the Respect for Marriage Act yesterday, he said, "They obviously reviewed it and felt that it was the right thing to do.”
In Clarence Thomas’ concurring opinion, he called for the Supreme Court to “reconsider” other rulings such as same-sex marriage and others concerning privacy rights under the 14th amendment. He wrote, “For that reason, in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.”
Widespread concerns among congressional Democrats that other rights will be at risk in the future have been the talk of the country as soon as the overturning of Roe v. Wade was implemented. This led to the House passing legislation that would protect same-sex marriage rights with 47 Republicans also in favor of the bill.
"We all know what the law is. I haven't given consideration to that legislation, in part because the law isn't changing and there's no indication that it will. And clearly, the legislation from the House is unnecessary, given the fact that the law is the same, and we'll take a look at it as it comes our way."
Mitt Romney told reporters concerning the upcoming Senate vote on laws protecting same-sex marriage.