Christian conservative group American
Family Association (AFA) is calling on two Supreme Court justices to
recuse themselves from an upcoming case challenging gay marriage
On Friday, the high court agreed to
hear cases challenging bans in four states. The court consolidated
the cases and scheduled oral arguments for sometime in April.
Court agrees to hear four cases challenging gay marriage bans.)
AFA spokesman Bryan
Fischer said in October that Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and
Elena Kagan “have an obligation to step off the bench for those
cases on the grounds that their impartiality has been severely
compromised” as a result of performing “sodomy-based 'wedding'
AFA President Tim
Wildmon echoed those sentiments last week: “Both Kagan and
Ginsburg have not only been partial to same-sex marriage but they
have also proven themselves to be activists in favor of it.”
The justices have married several
same-sex couples in states where it is legal.
However, the AFA is not asking for
conservative justices to step down. Justice Antonin Scalia, for
example, has made his opposition clear. In 2013, Scalia told a group
of lawyers that there is no right to “homosexual conduct” in the
United States Constitution.