Thursday, April 06, 2017

7th Circuit Goes Nuts: "Sex" = "Orientation"

The Seventh Circuit now imitates the 9th.  Plain English has been defeated, 8-3.  And this is a  very, very, very big decision.

...The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, which handles cases in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin, decided 8-3 that discrimination on the basis of "sex" also means discrimination on the basis of "sexual orientation."  ...

Umnnhhh, no, it does not.  Not only that, but this bunch of wack-jobs admits that now the Courts make the law, not Congress (!!!)

....The court admitted that its decision was based not on the intent of the 1964 Civil Rights Act but on recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

"In this case, we have been asked to take a fresh look at our position in light of developments at the Supreme Court extending over two decades,"....

Inmates.  Asylum.  Kennedy.  Dope-smoker.

Diane Sykes pointedly and forcefully disagrees:

 ..."What justification is offered for this radical change in a well-established, uniform interpretation of an important — indeed, transformational — statute?" Judge Sykes asked. "My colleagues take note of the Supreme Court's 'absence from the debate.'"

"What debate? There is no debate," Justice Sykes pointed out. "Our long-standing interpretation of Title VII is not an outlier. From the statute's inception to the present day, the appellate courts have unanimously and repeatedly read the statute the same way, as my colleagues must and do acknowledge."...

Sorry, Justice Sykes:  common sense and plain English have nothing to do with 'the law' any more--and that WILL be a problem because revolutions have been fought over less.

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