Many conservatives were in a state of shock on Monday morning when they learned that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch had authored a majority opinion stating that it is illegal for businesses to fire people for being gay or transgender.
Even though Gorsuch has been a reliable conservative on the Supreme Court throughout most of his tenure, he nonetheless joined with Chief Justice John Roberts and liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elana Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Stephen Breyer to rule that existing Civil Rights laws protect LGBT Americans from discrimination.
Many social conservatives immediately accused Gorsuch of rank betrayal -- check out some reactions below.
This Gorsuch decision is not originalist in any way; he acknowledges as much. It is simply a bad, outcome-driven le… https://t.co/38gpIfUTnE— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro)1592233134.0
Here we go, the "conservative" scotus codifies transgenderism into...1964 act! 4th massacre of the day at scotus. G… https://t.co/A5is8ktQyd— Daniel Horowitz (@Daniel Horowitz)1592229899.0
Justice Scalia would be disappointed that his successor has bungled textualism so badly today, for the sake of appe… https://t.co/1g4s81HQZR— Carrie Severino (@Carrie Severino)1592231542.0
The crisis moment for the “conservative legal movement” has arrived. The Roe v. Wade of religious liberty is here,… https://t.co/y5ewUKBDBL— Josh Hammer (@Josh Hammer)1592230454.0
It would be awesome if the TruCons worked as hard to protect conservative speech as they do preening over legal protections for 57 genders.— Mulder’s Unwavering Disdain for Flaccid Vichycons (@Mulder’s Unwavering Disdain for Flaccid Vichycons)1592232118.0
Terrible ruling. Gorsuch and Roberts tag teaming on the betrayal. #scotus https://t.co/Etx7iRdMh5— Jacob Hibbard (@Jacob Hibbard)1592232593.0
@Communism_Kills Thank you Kavanaugh, Alito and Thomas. To hell with the rest, especially that traitor Gorsuch.— Mace (@Mace)1592232766.0