Two homosexuals who were married by Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Ginsburg, who promoted same-sex marriage while the issue was before the court, are accused of soliciting men on a social-media platform, according to a report.
WND reported last week the same-sex couple, opera star David Daniels and conductor Scott Walters, were accused of drugging and violently raping a student in 2010.
Their marriage ceremony performed by Ginsburg in 2014 was highly publicized. Ginsburg later cast a decisive vote in the Supreme Court case in 2015 establishing a right to same-sex marriage, rejecting the will of millions of voters in many states.
She also publicly advocated for same-sex marriage as the case was under review by telling an interviewer it would not be a big adjustment for Americans to recognize homosexual marriage. She then ignored a formal request to recuse herself from the case, since she already had signaled her position.
Now, according to the London Daily Mail, authorities in the Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Michigan are considering whether to charge Daniels and Walters for allegedly attempting to solicit a man on Grindr.
“While the full nature of the accuser’s claims have not been elaborated, it was enough to make the Pittsfield Police Department in Massachusetts take the matter into their own hands on August 3,” the report said.
Police chief Matt Harshberger told the New York Daily News: “We have submitted a report of an alleged incident that occurred in February 2017 involving an attempted solicitation of a sex act via social media app Grindr and use of a computer for a criminal act.”
Officials at the University of Michigan also confirm that Daniels is on leave from his duties there.
WND reported earlier when student Samuel Schultz alleged that in 2010, the two men drugged and raped him following a performance in Texas.
He claims he was left unconscious and woke the next afternoon in a strange bed, disoriented, in pain and bleeding.
The Daily News said Schultz was a 23-year-old graduate student at Rice University, and he kept his experience secret for years because he feared repercussions.
“Emboldened by both the #MeToo movement and upon learning that Daniels had made tenure at the University of Michigan – where he’d be in close personal contact with young aspiring singers – Schultz filed a complaint with the U-M Police Department’s special victims unit in July. Authorities in Michigan, in turn, passed the complaint on to the Houston Police Department,” the report said.
“The investigation is active and no arrests have been made, Houston police said. They declined to provide any further details.”
He alleges he met Daniels and Walters in 2010 at a party for Houston Grand Opera’s run of “Xerxes,” and it was at a corporate apartment where they were staying that he accepted a drink.
“He says he only remembers taking a few sips of the drink at the couple’s apartment – and then he blacked out,” the report said.
His therapist at the time said the incident affected the student’s emotional and psychological state.
Walters and Daniels deny the claims.
WND reported at the time the Supreme Court was considering the marriage case there were calls for both Ginsburg and Associate Justice Elena Kagan to recuse themselves.
Fox News reported they were urged to recuse themselves because they both tacitly endorsed same-sex marriage by performing ceremonies. Also cited was Kagan’s prior work to promote homosexual rights and Ginsburg’s public commentary on the issue.
The Foundation for Moral Law filed a motion asking for their recusal, but the justices did not respond.
Also, the American Family Association conducted a campaign urging citizens to explain to their representatives in Congress why the two justices shouldn’t participate in the case.
“U.S. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse themselves from any cases involving the homosexual marriage issue on the basis that they have conducted same-sex marriage ceremonies,” the campaign letter stated.
“Both of these justices’ personal and private actions actively endorsing gay marriage clearly indicate how they would vote on same-sex marriage cases already before the Supreme Court,” AFA said.
But there was a simple solution, AFA contended.
“Congress has directed that federal judicial officers must disqualify themselves from hearing cases in specified circumstances. Title 28, Section 455 of the United States Code states ‘any justice, judge, or magistrate judge of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.’
“Both Kagan and Ginsburg have not only been partial to same-sex marriage, they have proven themselves to be activists in favor of it! … Urge your members of Congress to privately and publicly call on Justices Kagan and Ginsburg to properly and legally recuse themselves from cases involving same-sex marriage,” the campaign said.
Ginsburg had publicly voiced her opinion, as WND reported.
The far-left justice revealed her preferences in a Bloomberg News interview when she said it “would not take a large adjustment” for Americans “should the justices say gay marriage is constitutional.”
“How can Ginsburg possibly think that it’s proper judicial conduct for her to speak out on this issue while the marriage case is pending before the court?” asked National Review columnist Ed Whelan. “If she had any sense of her duty to maintain both the appearance and the reality of impartiality, she would recognize that she is now obligated to recuse herself from the case.
“But of course she won’t.”