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Antonin Scalia: Constitution Totally Allows Anti-Gay Discrimination

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest serving and perhaps most obnoxious of the court’s residents, cannot find any place in the Constitution that prohibits discrimination by sex or sexual orientation.

The sex maniac revealed his, uh, “findings” at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, the same place the Supreme Court said this summer was constitutionally permitted to block the Christian Legal Society from being recognized as a student group because it prohibits gays from assuming leadership roles. (During the trial Scalia wondered aloud, “It is so weird to require the campus Republican Club to admit Democrats, not just to membership, but to officership. To require this Christian society to allow atheists not just to join, but to conduct Bible classes, right? That’s crazy.” Scalia dissented in that 5-4 ruling.)

“If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, you have legislatures,” Scalia told his audience, arguing the same for discrimination against LGBTs. While gender discrimination “shouldn’t exist,” finding that meaning in the constitution is “a modern invention.”

Always nice to hear from the guy who wants legislatures to be able to ban gay sex!