Obscure NFL free agents, basketball has-beens, the gender-confused, kooky pitchers, LGBT activists and others are coming out of the woodwork to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's latest example of judicial activism. By a vote of 6-3 Monday in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County, the high court rewrote the Civil Rights Act. Deadspin writer Dustin Foote's LGBT puff piece quotes only people who support the highly controversial decision.
"In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court decided today that federal civil rights law protects LBGTQ workers from discrimination," Foote raves.
Foote also notes the decision is being celebrated by millions of Americans, including LGBTQ athletes and allies. He features the social media reactions by many of them. Billie Jean King (pictured above) is the best known among them, but after that their familiarity strains recognition.
Chris Mosier, a male runner who masquerades as a "female" athlete, rejoiced over the news, "but also shared the struggles he has faced," along with "the stress of having your identity questioned, denied, up for debate & invalidated is very real & at times overwhelming.”
It should be no surprise when someone who is a man and who looks like a man keeps showing up on victory stands to claim women's trophies and prize money. Science has certainly not validated that they are "women."
Jason Collins warmed NBA benches for 12 years, taking to the court now and then to reach his three points per game career scoring average, then became an LGBT mega star by announcing his retirement and his passion for guys. Yet to Foote, Collins is "the former NBA star who became the first openly gay athlete in a major male team sport". Collins appears to be predicting a Joe Biden election triumph in November, for as Foote says, he "compared the court victory to the upcoming election."
Ryan Russell, a bisexual NFL free agent, "welcomed the SCOTUS decision to 'the right side of history.' " Ryan who? Russell also encourages the LGBTQ community, allies and activists to savor the victory. “You deserve it,” he tweeted.
Foote reports that former hockey player and current NWHL Players Association director, Anya Packer, "responded to the SCOTUS news with a GIF of her and her wife, Madison, who currently plays in the NWHL." Anya who?
Then there's trans powerlifter JayCee Cooper, who weighed in by sharing the news on her birthday. JayCee Who?
Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle, a kooky flake who goes by the Twitter handle Obi-Sean Kenobi Dooittle, and who is "no stranger to recent Deadspin praise, gets another shout out here for his thread on today’s decision," joined the LGBT celebration: