Samuel L. Jackson Blasts Clarence Thomas After The Justice Calls To Overturn Ruling For Same-Sex Marriage
Samuel L. Jackson took to Twitter on Friday to speak out against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who voted to eliminate access to abortion while calling for the right to same-sex marriage and contraception to be repealed. In his Friday tweet, Jackson wondered if Thomas would use the same precedent to validate Loving v. Repeal Virginia of 1967 that protects interracial marriages.
"How does Uncle Clarence feel about Overturning Loving vs Virginia??!! Jackson wrote.
The actor's tweet subtly referenced Thomas' own interracial marriage to his wife Ginni Thomas. Jackson called the Supreme Court Justice Uncle Clarence to suggest he might resemble an "Uncle Tom," the term used to describe a black person who is overly obedient to white authority figures.
According to Huffpost, Thomas did not mention the Loving case while calling for other human rights laws to be repealed.
Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling, said Thomas failed to bring Loving v. Mentioning Virginia because it "affects him personally."
"It's personal to him, but he doesn't care about the LGBTQ+ community," Obergefell said when he sat down for an interview on MSNBC's The Reid Out. “He is against our equality. He's against our ability to actually be a part of 'we the people'.”
Obergefell also released a statement to condemn the Supreme Court Justice.
"Clarence Thomas is a human-appointed Supreme Court justice, he's not the supreme deity," Obergefell said, according to the Huffpost. “The millions of lovers who have the right to marriage equality to start their own families don't need Clarence Thomas to impose his individual twisted morals on them. If you want to see a flaw in judgment, Clarence Thomas, look in the mirror."
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
American lawyer and conservative activist
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