After the Louisiana House approved a
resolution calling for Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and
Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from a case challenging gay marriage
bans in four states, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a possible
candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, told BuzzFeed News
that he agrees.
The Supreme Court heard arguments in
the case on Tuesday. A ruling is expected in June.
Court justices appear divided on gay marriage.)
The resolution, approved without a
single “no” vote, urges Ginsburg and Kagan to withdraw from the
case because “they have engaged in public conduct suggestive of
bias.” Specifically, the judges have married gay couples.
Spokeswoman Shannon Bates called the
question of recusal “fair.”
“It's a fair question in that they
have officiated same-sex weddings, which is the subject of the
decision. If [Jindal] had his way, they would both recuse themselves
from every case because they are liberal activists who see the bench
as a means of enacting their agenda,” she
However, neither Jindal nor House
members are asking 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.