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.