On Wednesday, it was revealed that Rebecca Bradley called feminists “angry, militant, man-hating lesbians who abhor the traditional family.”
She’s yet to apologize, saying she has to go back and read the thing.
The remarks were made in 1992, around the same time she penned editorials that called gay people “queer” and “degenerates,” articles that she has since apologized for.
An Associated Press review of the Marquette University student newspaper on Tuesday uncovered columns by Bradley where she defends the school’s Warriors mascot and criticizes political correctness as a “frightening trend.”
She wrote in April 1992 that “The PC movement is entirely the agenda of feminists, gays, liberal extremists and 1960s radicals who never left school and consequently are largely ignorant of the real world.”
And in a May 1990 column defending the mascot, Bradley wrote that the “American Indian population at Marquette should feel privileged to represent our school.”
The mascot changed to the Golden Eagles in 1994 due to concerns it was disrespectful to Native Americans.
Self-professed liberals and conservatives alike called it brainless, bigoted, racist and homophobic. Others likened her opinions to Nazism.
Wisconsin’s two gay representatives in Congress blasted state Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley for the anti-gay opinion pieces.
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan on Tuesday called on Bradley to meet with members of the gay community and those living with HIV/AIDS. And U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin sent an email to her supporters saying “hate speech has no place in our state’s highest court.” She says Bradley’s comments raise serious questions about her fitness to serve.
Bradley has apologized repeatedly since the column was unearthed on Monday as she runs for a full 10-year term on the Supreme Court.