Day 1243, Gay Rights
If you are homosexual,
Neil Gorsuch, strictly textual,
Writes that our laws on civil rights,
In words’ plain meaning, which he cites,
Say no one may discriminate
In jobs now held in any state,
Nor legislate with whom you screw
If you are LGBTQ.
Alito, Thomas, Kavanaugh,
Don’t like this reading of the law.
For, bigotry’s all right with them
And, our employers, on a whim,
May fire someone for being gay.
But this view did not win the day
And they lost big, by six to three,
When Roberts, too, spurned bigotry.
Transgenders also won relief
From Trump’s attacks; it’s his belief
That prejudice on sex and race
Inspire his loyal, bigot base.
So, fundamentalists, bereft
That Gorsuch, Roberts joined the left,
Return to science to refute
And Doctor Fauci to dispute.
Since science is a bitter pill,
We know that they’ll resist it still.
Like Birx or Fauci, will insist
That we wear masks when we go out,
With Covid 19 still about.
This warning Trumpists still defy,
And rally maskless; who will die?