VIDEO: Neil Gorsuch Refuses to State His Opinion of Same Sex Marriage

| March 22, 2017

NeilGorsuchTestifies

During his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on March 21, nominee Neil Gorsuch refused to publicly state his personal views on same sex marriage in response to questions by Democratic Senator Al Franken. In response to questions from Senator Dick Durbin about his relationship with his homophobic mentor at Oxford, when he wrote a dissertation arguing against same-sex marriage, abortion, and assisted suicide, David Badash of the New Civil Rights Movement reports that “Gorsuch grew indignant.”

Badash reported: “Franken noted that former Republican Party Chairman Ken Mehlman – the man behind the 2004 plan to get conservatives to the polls by placing legislation to ban same-sex marriage on the ballots – had been Gorsuch’s college roommate. Gorsuch before being nominated to the 10th Circuit, Franken explained, had asked Mehlman to put in a good word for him with the White House.”

“After reading a statement made by Ken Mehlman, who came out as gay several years ago, Franken asked Gorsuch how his views on marriage have changed since the 2004 election.”

“Senator, my personal views, if I were to begin speaking about my personal views on this subject which every American has views on, would send a misleading signal to the American people – ”

 

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