Antonin Scalia

Conservatives are using the old 'gay friend' trick to try to pacify LGBT advocates. Don't fall for it

Conservatives are using the old 'gay friend' trick to try to pacify LGBT advocates. Don't fall for it

Neil Gorsuch can’t be an opponent of LGBT rights — he has gay friends.

That’s what his colleagues argue in a New York Times profile of the Colorado appellate judge tapped by President Trump to fill Antonin Scalia’s spot on the Supreme Court bench. During the 2016 presidential race, Trump vowed to replace the late justice with a candidate “very much in [his] mold.” Given that Scalia was a virulent opponent of LGBT equality — who believed that homosexuality was on par with polygamy,...

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