In December, Scalia spoke at Princeton University
, where I am a freshman, and I asked him about language he used in past decisions involving gay rights — language that I, as a gay man, found extraordinarily offensive….I hadn’t really expected Scalia to apologize for his language. He has been remarkably consistent over his judicial career. Still, I had hoped, and continue to hope, that my question might lead Scalia to think about the language he uses in the soon-to-be-decided cases of U.S. vs. Windsor and Hollingsworth vs. Perry, which will determine the fates, respectively, of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. I know from personal experience that poisonous language like Scalia’s can be devastatingly hurtful.”
– Princeton freshman Duncan Hosie, who confronted Antonin Scalia on his record of homophobic rhetoric, hopes the Justice won’t be blind to his own ignorance in an Op-Ed for the Los Angeles Times.