Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, whose singular job is to interpret the Constitution, does not believe this document protects the innate rights of women or gays. Well thank god, because that means it doesn’t protect men or heterosexuals either.
We’ve heard directly from Scalia before about how the gays are not some specially protected group the Founding Fathers wanted to be free from discrimination. In September, he told A LIBERAL COLLEGE AUDIENCE, “If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, you have legislatures.”
Nothing’s changed, BTW! Speaking with California Lawyer, Scalia says, “You do not need the Constitution to reflect the wishes of the current society. Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn’t. Nobody ever thought that that’s what it meant. Nobody ever voted for that. If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, hey we have things called legislatures, and they enact things called laws. You don’t need a constitution to keep things up-to-date.”
And you don’t need the Fourteenth Amendment to protect the rights and liberties of society, either! Why don’t we just do away with the whole thing? I mean, what’s the point of having a document that reads “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws,” if it was written in crayon?