The Torquemada of Trenton, Justice Sammie tells us what is on his mind, and thus we cannot say we were not warned:
In the speech, Alito ran through a detailed examination of statutory textualism and reiterated his disagreement with Justice Neil Gorsuch, who wrote the majority opinion in the case Bostock v. Clayton County (2020), in which the court ruled that bans on discrimination on the basis of sex apply to discrimination on the grounds of gender identity.
Alito called Gorsuch a “colleague and friend,” saying he is happy to have him on the court. Yet he reiterated his view that Gorsuch’s opinion is “in my view indefensible.” Alito noted that the concept of gender identity was unknown at the time Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and that Congress would not have passed the law if legislators had known it would be interpreted this way. “It might not have gotten a single vote,” he said.
Bostock v. Clayton County extends the the Civil Rights Act’s protections against discrimination to LGBTQ people. He’s not done taking away everyone’s rights, not by a long shot.