Samuel L Jackson hurls racial slur at Clarence Thomas after justice calls to overturn same-sex marriages

Justice Thomas had urged SCOTUS to reconsider and potentially overturn rulings protecting same-sex relationships, marriage equality, and access to birth control


                            Samuel L Jackson hurls racial slur at Clarence Thomas after justice calls to overturn same-sex marriages
Samuel L Jackson, 73, called out Justice Clarence Thomas (R) after the US Supreme Court overturned the Roe v Wade judgment (SEAN ZANNI/PATRICK MCMULLAN CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY)
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Academy Award honoree Samuel L Jackson, 73, called out Justice Clarence Thomas after he urged his colleagues to re-examine and potentially overturn rulings that protect same-sex marriages and access to birth control following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn 1973's Roe v Wade and the constitutional right to get an abortion on Friday, June 24.

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"How's Uncle Clarence feeling about Overturning Loving v Virginia??!!" Jackson wrote on Friday, June 24 on Twitter. Jackson referred to the landmark 1967 ruling, Loving v Virginia, in which the Court ruled that laws banning interracial marriage violate the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the US constitution. Justice Thomas, 74, a Black man, has been married to his wife Virginia Thomas, a white woman, since 1987.

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Jackson's tweet blew up online. More than 60K users retweeted Jackson's tweet. Many users defended Jackson by slamming Thomas. Whereas, many were highly critical of Jackson and stood up for Clarence Thomas. "He won't give a s**t because he's already had his. He will rule for only future interracial marriages to be denied. This is how Republicans are in general: help themselves, then deny it to everybody else," a user replied to Jackson's tweet, criticizing Thomas.

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Another user slammed Thomas for risking Interracial marriage even though Thomas himself is married to a White woman. "That's like Abbott in Texas. He sued for damages when he was paralyzed in an accident then passed a law banning anyone else from doing the same."

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One user wrote, "Clarence hasn’t looked in the mirror for a while."


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Another user came in defending Jackson, "He's not calling Clarence out for the Roe vote but for his comments in his vote for that next the SC repeal Griswold v. Connecticut(right to contraceptives) Lawrence v. Texas Obergefell v. Hodges (gay marriage), as they were threaded to Roe, of which Loving v. Virgina is also part."


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Meanwhile, there were many who slammed Jackson. Sebastian Gorka DrG, Deputy Assistant of former president Donald Trump, wrote, "Just another dumb rich liberal who’s down with 40% of black babies being killed in the womb."


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A user wrote, "Dude. Abortion kills human lives. It literally goes against the first part of the "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" clause. Marriage is not the same thing. Limiting it would negate the "pursuit of happiness."


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Jackson's tweet came after Thomas called for his colleagues to re-examine and potentially overturn rulings that protect gay marriage and access to birth control. “In future cases, we should reconsider all of this court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell,” Thomas wrote in his concurring opinion to the ruling. All the other justices, however, disagreed. The three liberal justices, who dissented in the case, warned it could be a sign of things to come.

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