Sen. Collins Remarks on Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Homosexual Marriage and Abortion Give Social Conservatives Pause
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By Peter LaBarbera - Posted at Americans for Truth About Homosexuality:
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is largely credited with helping save the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice–with her reasoned speech Oct. 5 on the Senate floor in his defense. But what many conservatives papered over during the confirmation battle, especially after it turned very ugly with a serious of uncorroborated sex-assault claims against Kavanaugh, is Collins’ assertion that he can likely be counted on uphold both the Obergefell v. Hodges and Roe v. Wade rulings. Those decisions effectively imposed homosexuality-based “marriage” and abortion on all 50 states, respectively.
Below is the excerpt of Collins’ speech dealing with these two social and “culture war” issues. It should be remembered that three former SCOTUS Justices appointed by Republican presidents–Anthony Kennedy (appointed by Reagan), Sandra Day O’Connor (also appointed by Reagan) and Justice David Souter (appointed by George H. W. Bush)–often sided against social conservatives on abortion and homosexuality. We hope Justice Kavanaugh, who clerked for and effusively praised the retiring Kennedy (a hero to LGBTQ activists) will not follow in their footsteps. [The full text of Collins’ speech is HERE.]