Whatever the future brings, Justice Antonin Scalia will leave a permanent, ugly stain of the history of the nation.
In a Princeton University speech Monday, Justice Antonin Scalia defended his opposition to LGBT equality and his previous comments equating homosexuality with murder and bestiality. [...]
Scalia defended his extreme rhetoric, noting “I don’t think it’s necessary, but I think it’s effective,” and told the audience that legislatures have the right to ban that which they believe immoral. He also dismissed the importance of the Bill of Rights as an “afterthought,” compared to the U.S. Constitution’s overall structure, observing, “Every tinhorned dictator in the world has a bill of rights.”
Again, I believe both the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 will be struck down, but there should be no doubt that Scalia and the eternally smug and bitter Justice Thomas will be ardently in favor of both. Not because either necessarily passes the constitutional smell-test, but because gays are ‘icky’ and because they’re crotchety, angry, bitter men. And won’t you please get off their lawns.