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Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia Defends His Anti-Gay Writings At Princeton University

Monday night Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia appeared at Princeton Universityand was asked by a gay student, Duncan Hosie why he equates laws banning sodomy with those barring man-on-animal sex and murder.

MSN reports: Hosie said afterward that he believes Scalia’s writings tend to ‘dehumanize’ gays.

Politico reports:

Some in the audience who had come to hear Scalia speak about his book applauded but more of those who attended the lecture clapped at Hosie’s question.

“It’s a form of argument that I thought you would have known, which is called the `reduction to the absurd,’” Scalia told freshman Duncan Hosie of San Francisco during the question-and-answer period. “If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?”

Scalia said he is not equating sodomy with murder but drawing a parallel between the bans on both. Then he deadpanned: “I’m surprised you aren’t persuaded.”

Scalia also took aim mostly at those who believe the Constitution as a ‘‘living document’’ that changes with the times.

‘‘It isn’t a living document,’’ Scalia said. ‘‘It’s dead, dead, dead, dead.’

He said that people who see the Constitution as changing often argue they are taking the more flexible approach. But their true goal is to set policy permanently, he said. ‘‘My Constitution is a very flexible one,’’ he said. ‘‘There’s nothing in there about abortion. It’s up to the citizens. … The same with the death penalty.’’

So first Scalia tells the gay student why he doesn’t deserve equal rights, then he patronizes him for having failed to grasp that he didn’t in the first place.  And then he states  that the Constitution is dead, but it’s flexible, but abortion rights are up to voters despite Roe v. Wade being decided by the court where he works.

Was he fucking high?

This man is a dinosaur, and it’s just to bad that he is not extinct yet.

Its crystal clear that Scalia is  biased, and the other justices need to force him to recuse himself from all cases regarded gay issues – and all civil rights issues period.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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