WATCH: Uncovered Video Shows Joe Biden And Ruth Bader Ginsburg Using ‘Offensive’ Term ‘Sexual Preference’ (VIDEO)
Amy Coney Barrett is under fire for using the term ‘sexual preference’ during hearings while answering questions on an old SCOTUS case that dealt with same-sex marriage.
Senator Mazie Hirono stated, “Not once, but twice, you used the term ‘sexual preference’ to describe those in the LGBTQ community. And let me make clear, ‘sexual preference’ is an offensive and outdated term. It is used by anti-LGBTQ activists to suggest that sexual orientation is a choice. It is not. Sexual orientation is a key part of a person’s identity. That sexual orientation is both a normal expression of human sexuality and immutable was a key part of the majority’s opinion in a Obergefell, which, by the way, Scalia did not agree with.”
Supreme Court Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett responded, “So in saying that, I couldn’t opine on whether Obergefell is rightly decided or not, I was certainly not indicating disagreement with it. The point of not answering was to simply say it’s inappropriate for me to say a response. And the second point was to say that I certainly didn’t mean and, you know, would never mean to use a term that would cause any offense in the LGBTQ community. So if I did, I greatly apologize for that. I simply meant to be referring to Obergefell’s holding with respect to same-sex marriage.”
However, many on the left have used the term ‘sexual preference’ including Presidential Candidate Joe Biden and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
During a virtual meeting call Biden said, “Regardless of color or sexual preference, their backgrounds, whether-.”
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the past stated, “Our society has come to respect people, whatever their sexual preference.”
After ACB faced backlash for using the term, Merriam-Webster dictionary changed the definition of ‘sexual preference’
Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce called out ‘expert blue checks on Twitter for the change.
The Fox News host said, “Here’s the old definition versus the new definition of ‘sexual preference’. Before, it’s said orientation, sense, sexual preference. And now after that exchange between the two of them on Tuesday. Now it says offensive. Sense, sexual preference. What’s your response?”
Tammy Bruce responded, “It’s really dumb. And that’s one of the problems with, you know, the online framework. Before you would have a team of people who would make decisions about definitions, because that’s very important. This started, I believe, when some ‘expert blue check’ on Twitter, made that point, which is idiotic. Let me just tell you, as a gay woman, many of the audience may not know that I am. For me, it is a preference. For others, they would identify it as being an orientation. What’s remarkable here is that you’ve got-. And preference, by the way, had been approved and OK up until maybe, you know, the day before yesterday.”
Bruce continued, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg has used it. Joe Biden has used it as a phrase and there was no problem there. But what’s ironic here is that anyone from the gay community would throw in a dash of Stalin when it comes to policing the words we can use. All the civil rights movements were about being able to define ourselves to live lives that best suited us. And they are the last people who should be punishing people or determining as the adjective police what it is we can use. And that’s I think the danger is that you’ve got now this clam trying to make it seem as though either everyone’s homophobic or you’ve got to be careful with every word.”
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