Thousands Sign Petition Demanding Justice Scalia Recuse Himself From Gay Marriage Cases

scaliaA petition on SignOn.org, MoveOn.org’s online petition platform, is calling for noted bigot and all-around d-bag Justice Antonin Scalia to excuse himself from Supreme Court deliberations on gay marriage.

The petition reads:

Judicial bias has no place in the highest court in the land. Judge Antonin Scalia has expressed openly, time and again, his bias and contempt for GLBT issues. For this reason, he should recuse himself from any deliberations by the Supreme Court of the United States on issues involving DOMA, California’s Prop 8, and any other gay-rights issues.

Scalia has a record of vicious anti-LGBT rhetoric, comparing homosexuality to sodomy, bestiality and even murder. That being said, this class act is never going to excuse himself from or for anything.

But at the time of this writing, the petition only need 30 more signatures to be delivered to the judge, who will hear the federal challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, Windsor v. United States, later today.

So it couldn’t hurt…?

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  • 1EqualityUSA

    Is it possible to legally stop him from ruling on LGBT issues, based on the outward bias he has shown, or are we being toyed with by this bully on the bench? He seems to enjoy saying things to rile up the masses. Blessed be the peacemaker….

  • nottheartist

    The petition’s grounds are not reasons for judicial recusal. Generally, bias is only grounds for recusal when a judge has a personal bias against or for one of the parties. A general bias against or for a general group is not grounds for recusal. The rules are purposefully limited to those circumstances. It’s just the way the judiciary works. It’s very hard to get a recusal at the trial level; it’s even harder at the appellate level. We’re stuck with Scalia.

  • petensfo

    Scalia’s badgering of Ted Olson was obnoxious. I’m sure he was trying to make some
    point to satisfy his own bigotry with perceived ‘Constitutional Originalist’ baloney!

    And Alito was no better. Just because he’s clueless about the existence of gay relationships doesn’t mean that couples haven’t been waiting for decades for equality
    under law. Such hubris… it’s like asking white people if racism still exists.

  • Cam

    He actually handed the Prop 8 folks another issue to use. Ginsberg jumped on it and said it wasn’t relevant, but Scalia actually said “Why aren’t you giving us something more concrete…like this…and then gave them another argument to use.”

  • Jay Sheckley

    Insult him as unfit, then ask him to recuse himself. Not wise. Are we addressing this difficult judge, or patting ourselves on the backs?
    I would beg the petition writer to recuse US, please. We know the petioner meant well but some of us have waited 50 years to marry. One such person, in terms f federal recognitin, is the actual plaintiff on the DOMA case.
    The petition both insults and seeks to control Scalia. That cannot work. Please, friends, help me ask the creator to withdraw this petition.

  • Jay Sheckley

    @Cam: Nice! :D

  • Jay Sheckley

    @nottheartist: Thanks for these facts. Sorry to say another reason this petition can only harm our cause. He already plainly despises us, and now we’re not only insulting his right to his job, we’re making a demand he’ll find improper and, with all the lve he has for us, he’ll think it malicious and probably stupid. I hope someone will locate the creator and beg him to withdraw the petition before we harm Edie Windsor’s case and this nation.

  • jmmartin

    You could get 2 million signatures on a petition to Scalia to recuse himself and it would not work. He has refused to recuse himself in cases involving corporations with whom he hobnobs. He simply does not see that this presents the appearance of impropriety.

  • Joel J

    How about impeachment for lack of judicial temperament?

  • Dakotahgeo

    Justice Scab-ia needs to recuse himself from life… that would cover all bases!

  • arthur_lin

    hatred impedes your impartial judgement
    your fallacy stings the innocents
    go home scalia

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