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On Eve Of SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling, Justice Scalia Still Railing Against “Consensual Sodomy”

scalia-gestureJustice Antonin Scalia is nothing if not consistent. Consistently an asshole, but consistent, nonetheless. The Supreme Court’s longest serving Justice — damn that job security — delivered a speech on his judicial philosophy Friday, reminding those in attendance just where he sits on the whole “sodomy” thing.

“About nine terms ago, we held laws against private consensual sodomy, laws that existed in perfect conformity with the Constitution for over 200 years, to be impermissible,” Scalia said at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association, in reference to Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark 2003 case that declared sodomy laws unconstitutional.

At the time of the ruling, Scalia bristled that the Court had “signed onto the so-called homosexual agenda” and had “taken sides in the cultural war.” Scalia’s side, however, has been clear from day one, with a strong record opposing LGBT rights compounded by truly ass-brained statements; the most recent and glaring example came during a speech at Princeton where he compared homosexuals to murderers. It didn’t go over well.

Too bad that bid for Scalia to recuse himself from the Prop 8 and DOMA cases didn’t work out. But we’ll see soon enough how the SCOTUS rules and will surely get another Scalia quote for the anals annals of history — of which he’ll find himself on the wrong side yet again.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jun 24, 2013
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  • 16 Comments
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      This makes me lose faith in the American system of justice. We were born with these immutable orientations. I cannot change my orientation. Since childhood I’ve been this way and only living a lie and faking heterosexuality will produce other results, a false representation of my deepest core self. Scalia did not choose to be straight, he just is. I did not choose to be a gay woman, I just am. For this person to use his power to oppress me and make any of us feel less entitled to American (equal) rights is a burden too great to bear. Equality has to stand.

      Jun 24, 2013 at 7:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dkmagby
      dkmagby

      Observers of the supreme court talk about scalias method of questioning. He’s a showman. He likes to shock his audience with the most off-the-wall comments that make senior lawyers gasp. He gets a thrill on it. He wancts his legacy to go down as the most controversial justice. He knows what he’s saying is not that of an ecelectically minded individual
      They’re thoughts meant to disturb them.

      Jun 24, 2013 at 8:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rextrek
      rextrek

      I hope that Scalia and Perkins – when they reach thier day of demise – may it be VERY painful,and Linger!!!!

      Jun 24, 2013 at 8:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • petensfo
      petensfo

      Why is it always the wrong people that drop dead?

      Will ANYONE miss this clown once he’s gone???

      Jun 24, 2013 at 9:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vklortho
      vklortho

      Are we 100% certain that the ruling is happening today? Otherwise that title seems really optimistic, because from what I understand it could happen on Thursday.

      Jun 24, 2013 at 9:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dkmagby
      dkmagby

      @vklortho: it’ll be Thursday or possibly a special day later on. There are still some other high profile cases to get out of the way. They just ruled on affirmative action.

      Jun 24, 2013 at 10:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      I’m sorry, but he is TOO obsessed with gays for everything to be straight with him.

      As for his argument of….“About nine terms ago, we held laws against private consensual sodomy, laws that existed in perfect conformity with the Constitution for over 200 years, to be impermissible,”

      ;;;
      If the fact that the law has been around for a long time is enough to mean that it should never change, then according to Scalia apparently women shouldn’t own property, only property owners can vote, blacks can be owned, Children can be beaten by their parents until unconscious, children under the age of 10 can work all day in a mill and if they die the mill isn’t responsible.

      Jun 24, 2013 at 10:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      Scalia is an evil, evil man.

      Jun 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim Guinnessey
      Jim Guinnessey

      Big mouth activist Judge Scalia, ultra conservative Catholic, Opus Dei member, father of a Roman Catholic priest–what can one expect from this biased and fundamentalist religious fool?

      Jun 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • queerty1958
      queerty1958

      I guess Justice Antonin Scalia better tell those straight people to knock off the sodomy as well…No oral sex for them!

      Jun 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TampaBayTed
      TampaBayTed

      Perhaps both Thomas and Scalia are exhibiting early signs of dementia. No wonder Ruth Bader Ginsburg is holding on to her position despite her medical problems; she has to counterbalance two nut jobs on the bench with her.

      Jun 24, 2013 at 5:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175
      Charles175

      Since he is so-o-o-o hard against sodomy I am supposing (sarcastically) that he never has participated in oral sodomy in his life. Some reporter needs to question him about this.

      Jun 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ouragannyc
      ouragannyc

      that biatch may be upset because he knows DOMA and Prop 8 have been strucked down by his colleagues.

      Jun 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason
      Jason

      Maybe he’s so against it because no one is giving his obese ass any head!! So tired of old idiots like this trying to tell the rest of us how we should live. He should put the fork down a few times throughout the day and stop eating so much, that way my health insurance might stand a chance to go down.

      Jun 24, 2013 at 9:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Atomicrob
      Atomicrob

      Unbelievable. They can’t even feign impartiality.

      Jun 25, 2013 at 7:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      Great
      Great
      Great comments —

      @1EqualityUSA: No.1

      @Cam: No. 7

      And especially —
      @Atomicrob: No.15

      Jun 25, 2013 at 9:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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