Amy Coney Barrett Blasted for utilization of ‘Sexual Preference’: A ‘Dogwhistle’ Used ‘By Anti Gay Activists’

Amy Coney Barrett Blasted for utilization of ‘Sexual Preference’: A ‘Dogwhistle’ Used ‘By Anti Gay Activists’

October 13, 2020 at 10:48 AM ET

Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s reactions during the day that is first of in her own Supreme Court verification hearing are now being very criticized. In only the initial hour of questioning, Coney Barrett declined to inform Senators if she’d overturn the low-cost Care Act, a woman’s straight to abortion, or exact same intercourse wedding. Nonetheless it ended up being her reactions to concern about discrimination that led numerous to state outrage. Coney Barrett insisted she’s got never ever discriminated against LGBTQ people predicated on “sexual choice.”

The expression it self is unpleasant to LGBTQ people. Regardless of being outdated, and Judge that is demonstrating Coney views are antiquated, it really is a term which makes clear people who put it to use believe being LGBTQ is a selection. “The term ‘sexual choice’ is typically utilized to claim that being lesbian, homosexual or bisexual is an option and so can and is ‘cured,’” based on GLAAD.