Judge Barrett, don't use 'sexual preference' for LGBTQ people. It's incorrect and alarming.

Source: USA Today - View Original Article
Published: Oct 16, 2020
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100% Conservative


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This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 100% Conservative:

  • 1 negative sentiment for Socialized Healthcare
  • 3 negative sentiments for LGBT Equality


Policies:

Abortion
Socialized Healthcare
LGBT Equality

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93% "Funny enough, I recall having a similar discussion with my parents several years ago.""
92% "I think back to my parents who at 80 didn't fully understand changing terminology, even though they fully supported my lesbian sister in her ..."
87% "Indeed her prep time has been rushed to ensure her nomination is voted on before Election Day.""
-58% "Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in that landmark case, told me in an interview soon after that it disturbed him to hear Barrett use the ..."
-62% "Ditto for the millions of LGBTQ people in this country who find sexual preference highly charged and who were shocked by Barrett's use of ..."
-84% "At the top of her handlers' list of LGBTQ 101 issues would be this admonition: Do not use the term sexual preference.""
-85% "That's because Barrett used two words -- sexual preference -- that LGBTQ people find offensive, and which takes a blind eye to all the ..."
-88% "Judge Amy Coney Barrett stepped into a queer hornet's nest during her confirmation hearings to become the next Supreme Court justice.""
-92% "Empathy wins: Transgender scare tactics are back on the Republican agenda.""
-97% "It only took me one shot -- with that orange marmalade analogy -- to convince them that sexual preference was offensive.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

42% : Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in that landmark case, told me in an interview soon after that it disturbed him to hear Barrett use the phrase because it "leads me to believe [she] chooses to ignore the scientific proof that sexual orientation and gender identity are normal, innate parts of the human condition, not choices….
8% : Still, ignorance is a hard card to play since a woman's right to abortion, the Affordable Care Act and LGBTQ rights are the hot-button issues of these hearings.
38% : Ditto for the millions of LGBTQ people in this country who find "sexual preference" highly charged and who were shocked by Barrett's use of the term, especially after refusing to tell Senators whether she would uphold the Supreme Court's 2015 ruling, known as Obergefell v. Hodges, which affirmed the constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
25% : And while Barrett said she had never discriminated against LGBTQ people, from 2015-2017 she sat on the board of directors of an Indiana school that opposed same-sex marriage then and still does now.
93% : She's 48 and came of age with the LGBTQ rights movement.
93% : Funny enough, I recall having a similar discussion with my parents several years ago.
92% : It is an immutable part of our identity, and that's true whether a person is straight or gay.
92% : I think back to my parents who at 80 didn't fully understand changing terminology, even though they fully supported my lesbian sister in her marriage, and mine as well.
87% : Indeed her prep time has been rushed to ensure her nomination is voted on before Election Day.
16% : At the top of her handlers' list of "LGBTQ 101 issues" would be this admonition: Do not use the term "sexual preference."
15% : That's because Barrett used two words -- sexual preference -- that LGBTQ people find offensive, and which takes a blind eye to all the credible scientific research showing that sexual orientation is not a preference or a choice.
12% : Judge Amy Coney Barrett stepped into a queer hornet's nest during her confirmation hearings to become the next Supreme Court justice.
8% : Empathy wins: Transgender scare tactics are back on the Republican agenda.
3% : It only took me one shot -- with that orange marmalade analogy -- to convince them that "sexual preference" was offensive.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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