Abandoning John G. Roberts

A Virginia-based "family values" group says Bush should withdraw Roberts' Supreme Court nomination on account of his work with gay rights activists.

By T.g.
August 10, 2005 1:19AM (UTC)
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It's not exactly a sign that the floodgates are opening, but the "family values" outfit called Public Advocate will hold a press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court Wednesday morning to demand that George W. Bush withdraw his nomination of John G. Roberts.

The reason? Roberts' pro bono work with gay rights activists in the mid-1990s. "The move comes as a result of Roberts' support for the radical homosexual lobby in the 1996 Supreme Court case Romer v. Evans, which overturned a pro-family law passed by the citizens of Colorado in an appalling act of judicial activism," the organization says in a press release issued today.


As the Associated Press notes, it won't be the first time that Public Advocate has found the Bush administration not quite conservative enough. The organization's president, Eugene Delgaudio, criticized Dick Cheney last year after the vice president, in a discussion about gay marriage, said, "Freedom means freedom for everyone." Delgaudio's clever comeback then: "'Freedom' is not embracing perversion."



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