Justice Scalia Thinks The LGBT Community Is “Invented”

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has long made it clear that he is no fan of the LGBT community. After all, this is the man who compared marriage equality to an overcooked meatloaf in his dissent on the DOMA ruling. So it’s no surprise that at an appearance before the conservative Federalist Society, Scalia complained that the Supreme Court keeps making up minority groups, by which he clearly means you.

“It’s not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get special protections,” Scalia said. He added that changing the Constitution to protect minorities (which Scalia seemed to think refered only to racial minorities) and give women the right to vote were the kind of changes that should be made. Otherwise, Scalia seems to think there is no reason to conclude the Constitution needs to be updated from 1920.

The Federalist Society promotes the view that the Constitution shouldn’t deviate from the original intent of its original authors, but its more libertarian members have supported marriage equality. Ironically, Ted Olson, who argued the winning side in the DOMA case, was a founder of the Society. No word on whether Ted was in the audience to hear Scalia vent.

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  • Kangol

    Come out of the closet, Antonin, and tell your closeted gay right-wing priest son to do so too!

  • Stache1

    What a disgusting pig.

  • 2eo

    Shame he can’t get the invented illness “cancer”, I’ve heard when bastards like him get it the symptoms are glorious to behold.

  • Scribe38

    I just wish his health would take a turn or nude pictures of him would leak so he would step down from the bench and Obama could post someone else with some sense.

  • LaTeesha

    Except he doesn’t feel this way when it suits him and will render a verdict that he wants. Then he throws out his original intent beliefs. The man’s not consistent, making him irrelevant.

  • Mike



  • Shabooyah

    Ted Olson argued the Prop 8 case, not the DOMA case.

  • CaptainFabulous

    I think his humanity is invented. I’m pretty sure he has none. When is this disgrace and embarrassment to SCOTUS going to drop dead already?

  • Bad Ass Biker

    Who cares what this disgusting pig thinks?

  • Spike

    Again, reason #74,782 why the Presidential election IS ALL ABOUT Supreme Court nominations.

  • Daniel-Reader

    He doesn’t love himself or his gay son. Can’t expect him to care for anyone else.

  • Redpalacebulleaglesox

    Invented, eh? tell that to Alexander the Great and Hannibal. Scalia, you keep giving yourself a horrible case of mouth fungus for all the times you eat your foot.

  • hf2hvit

    @Mike: Gee, Mike…spend a lot of time on gay sites??? If you’re straight, why aren’t you chasing pussy?

  • hf2hvit

    @Scribe38: NUDE PICTURES??? God…what a way to increase gutter vomit

  • Charles175

    The more a person in a position of Power declares a form of self righteousness, the greater the number of skeletons hide in that person’s closet.

  • Teleny

    @Mike: another closer queen Republican doing ‘research’ on gay men- preferably those in speedos. :) v

  • jmmartin

    The problem with Scalia, as if you don’t know, is that he is a card-carrying, mackerel-snapping Roman Catholic. He belongs to a faith that disses homosexuality even as it defends pedophile priests who prey on small boys (and the occasional girl). Even if you cringe at the thought that adult males who molest little boys are “gay” and say, instead, they’re merely “sick” (and I am not saying otherwise), why is it that the majority of pedophiles in the RCC priesthood like children of the same sex? It has been said that if the Roman Church allowed married heterosexuals to become priests — in some cases they do, accepting Anglican or Episcopal ministers when there is a shortage of Catholic clerics in a particular diocese — they would not have the problem with pedophilia. But that misses the point: they would not have pedophilia if the priests did what the church says they must: remain celebate. Like most Catholics, I suspect, Scalia has no problem going to mass and putting money into the collection plates, money that goes into the corrupt Vatican Bank or goes to making payoffs to plaintiffs in the inevitable lawsuits by victims of priestly pedophilia. Scalia’s votes on women’s issues as well as on issues affecting lgbt-queer rights are at least predictable. But they are no less hypocritical and, I believe, sick.

  • Eiswirth

    He is why there should be term limits for SCT judges. This asshole can’t die soon enough.

  • Eiswirth

    @Mike: He’s a bigoted fuck and should be thrown off the Court.

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  • 1EqualityUSA

    Every moldy bread has its own vum vum cheese.

  • Kathukid

    @Mike: If you are so homophobic, why are you reading a Gay website? Is it the pictures of the semi-naked men?

  • SilverRayne

    I want to take a moment to say: DUDE! Not even the people who existed back when the constitution first came to be followed the words of it literally. All of those people skewed it in their own biases, opinions, and feelings. It’s called “implied powers”. Without it, banks may not even exist. They used the “implied power” of the part that says something about the government doing what it needs to do to run properly to defend the creation of banks. thanks alexander hamilton. I don’t personally use banks, but I bet these government big-shots do.

  • goofyjoemoore

    He has the right to his opinions…however. Being in a job where he is supposed to remain impartial to the politics of the day and be as objective as possible I really object to Supreme Court Justices making any public appearances where their personal opinion becomes public record.

    They all should remain aloof from public life to keep the reputation of the court fair.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    We have Republicans to than for this fucktard.

  • multitasker

    All communities are invented and the categories around which they are organized are social constructs. These facts don’t make them any less relevant. They’re parts of our culture(s). Scalia does not belong on the SCOTUS; he hasn’t the wisdom or intellectual capacity to perform his role as designed.

  • fredhotman

    Antonin Scalia a man of profound knowledge & erudition. To be a Judge and impartial & to have more substantive knowledge of the world is not his forte. How do these Judges reach the bench it is definitely not ken more by connection. It is a pity, flawed judgement is meted out by his kind with poor redress.

  • josh phil and lola

    Why don’t he go on a diet, and lose that homphobic look. Doesn’t he know that people who protest TOO much about GLBT people are more likely to be HOMO themselves, probably more than the rest of us. He’ll be the next one propositioning a policeman in a public bathroom!!!!

  • Atomicrob

    If Justice Scalia feels so passionately biased against same-sex equality issues that he feels compelled to voice his opinions publicly, he should have the wherewithal to recuse himself from future cases.

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