Published On: Wed, Jan 21st, 2015

Conservative Body Accuses Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, of Bias on Gay Marriage

Ruth Bader Ginsburg + Elena Kagan

A conservative Christian organization is calling on two U.S. Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves from an upcoming case challenging bans on gay marriage, claiming the justices are not impartial on the issue, a report said.

On Friday, the high court agreed to hear cases challenging bans in four states. The court consolidated the cases and scheduled oral arguments for sometime in April, Chicago Pride said.

American Family Association (AFA) spokesman Bryan Fischer said in October that Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan “have an obligation to step off the bench for those cases on the grounds that their impartiality has been severely compromised” as a result of performing same-sex wedding ceremonies, the report said.

AFA President Tim Wildmon echoed those sentiments last week, saying “Both Kagan and Ginsburg have not only been partial to same-sex marriage but they have also proven themselves to be activists in favor of it”, the website said. The justices have married several same-sex couples in states where it is legal.

However, the AFA is not asking for conservative justices to step down. Justice Antonin Scalia, for example, has made his opposition clear. In 2013, Scalia told a group of lawyers that there is no right to “homosexual conduct” in the United States Constitution, the report said.

Read more about: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

About the Author

Wordpress site Developed by Fixing WordPress Problems