Paula Deen Hopes Gay Marriage Ruling Will Somehow Save Her Racist Ass


While you were at Pride this weekend covered in rainbow body glitter and making out with everyone, Paula Deen was busy figuring out how to harness the Supreme Court’s pro-gay marriage ruling to her advantage. You read that right — because of last week’s SCOTUS beatdown of Prop 8, the world’s most delicious-smelling racist (probably, right?) is petitioning that the racial discrimination lawsuit currently deep frying her career be dismissed.

In case you’re confused (I am!), CNN breaks it down:

The woman alleging that she was subjected to a hostile work environment while working as an assistant manager at Deen’s restaurants is white and therefore doesn’t have the “standing,” or legal right, to claim racial discrimination, according to a motion filed Monday by Deen’s lawyer.
The high court rejected an appeal of California’s Proposition 8 law last week on the grounds that the private parties behind the appeal did not have standing to defend the ballot measure barring gay and lesbian couples from state-sanctioned wedlock.

See? Clear as Mississippi mud pie. Basically, Deen’s team wants the suit against her dismissed for the same reasons that the Supreme Court determined the Prop 8 defenders didn’t have a right to defend California’s discriminatory constitutional amendment in court, and just as the Prop 8 defenders didn’t have standing to do what they did, so too do white people not have the standing to file racial discrimination lawsuits against their N-word-dropping boss.

Deen’s legal team’s latest move smells like some cream cheese frosted red velvet horseshit, but I’m no legal expert. It’s now up to a judge to determine if the SCOTUS ruling that officially rejected the “God made Adam & Eve, not ADAM & STEVE” legal argument also establishes that while Adam & Steve celebrate their wedding, no one can sue Paula Deen if she stands the background yelling the N word at the all-black wait staff pretending to be slaves.


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