CONCORD, NH — This week, the radical conservative majority on the United States Supreme Court overturned decades of precedent on matters of race in college admissions and discrimination protections for the LGBTQ+ community.
In response, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement:
“I am outraged by the recent decisions by this Supreme Court. These rulings by are rooted in MAGA extremism, and a blaring signal that our highest court has been compromised at a fundamental level. The 6-3 conservative majority has shown it is not representative of America's diverse fabric and is disdainful of the court’s precedent.”
“The court’s decision to rule in favor of refusing to provide service to same-sex couples is a slap in the face to the LGBTQ+ community and to all who believe in equality. Cloaking discrimination in the guise of 'free speech' and 'expressive rights' is nothing but a reprehensible perversion of the First Amendment. Freedom of speech should serve to strengthen our democracy, not to provide a shield for bigotry and intolerance. What the court has done is not to protect free speech, but to endorse homophobia and enshrine discrimination into law.
“The court’s decision crippling affirmative action in college admissions is equally disastrous. It harkens back to a darker time when access to education was heavily skewed towards white Americans. The hard-fought advancements towards diversity and equal opportunity in education have been effectively quashed by a court more interested in echoing right-wing rhetoric than upholding justice. The court's blatant disregard for the vital role of affirmative action in our education system, and its insistence on a superficial colorblindness in a society that is far from post-racial, is a reckless move that will only exacerbate societal inequities.
“I and all justice-minded Granite Staters are incensed by these flagrantly regressive rulings and call on all Democrats, and all Americans who value equality and justice, to stand against this dangerous shift towards division and discrimination.”