Tag Archives: Antonin Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia: Courts Shouldn’t Rule On “Moral Issues” Like Gay Marriage

Speaking before a group of North Carolina lawyers, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia yesterday restated his opinion that “moral issues” like homosexuality and same-sex marriage should be left up to a public vote. In a speech titled “Mullahs of the West: Judges as Moral Arbiters,” the outspoken and conservative jurist told the N.C. Bar Association that constitutional law is threatened …

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Ezra Klein Vs Justice Scalia

“The idea that there is something so wrong with same-sex households that it would be preferable for these children to go two or four or six years without permanent parents — an idea, again, that has little to no evidence behind it, and that is in fact contradicted by most of the evidence — bespeaks a homophobia so deep that it is …

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Barney Frank On Justice Antonin Scalia

“I was glad that he made clear what’s been obvious, that he’s just a flat out bigot. I’d previously said he was a homophobe. And Fox and the rightwing said, ‘Oh just because he’s not for same-sex marriage? And I said, ‘No, let me be very clear. That’s not it. This is a man who has said you should go …

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Is Justice Scalia’s Son An “Ex-Gay”?

In an article about Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent comments on homosexuality, the Los Angeles Times delivers a fascinating nugget about Scalia’s son. The notion that there are no homosexual people, just homosexual acts, is an ancient one. Until recently it was the attitude of the Roman Catholic Church. Scalia’s son Paul, a Catholic priest who has served as chaplain to …

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Justice Antonin Scalia Compares Gay Sex To Bestiality And Murder (AGAIN)

Yesterday Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia repeated one of his most famously foul comparisons. Speaking at Princeton University, Scalia was asked by a gay student why he equates laws banning sodomy with those barring bestiality and murder. “I don’t think it’s necessary, but I think it’s effective,” Scalia said, adding that legislative bodies can ban what they believe to be …

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Justice Antonin Scalia Tells Wingnuts:
It’s Easy To Rule Against LGBT Rights

Yesterday Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a conservative Washington think tank that it’s “easy” to rule against LGBT rights. “The death penalty? Give me a break. It’s easy. Abortion? Absolutely easy. Nobody ever thought the Constitution prevented restrictions on abortion. Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state,” Scalia said at the American Enterprise …

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Why Didn’t Scalia & Thomas Recuse Themselves From Citizens United?

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: Constitution Does Not Protect Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Speaking to a San Francisco law school on Friday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee gay people protection against discrimination. And the same goes for women. “If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, you have legislatures,” Scalia said during a 90-minute question-and-answer session with a professor at UC Hastings College …

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EARLY REPORT: Supremes “Skeptical” About Protect Marriage’s Argument

According to early reports from today’s Supreme Court hearing of the Referendum 71 case, justices on both sides of the ideological aisle are rather skeptical of Protect Marriage’s claim that violent homosexuals will rain down retribution on the signers of the anti-gay petition. Even Scalia seems to be on the correct side. Supreme Court justices from the left and the …

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Quote Of The Day – Antonin Scalia

“My burden is not to show that originalism is perfect but to show that it beats the other available alternatives. Did any provision of the Constitution guarantee a right to abortion? No one thought so for almost two centuries after the founding. Did any provision in the Constitution guarantee a right to homosexual sodomy? Same answer.” – Supreme Court Justice …

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Barney Frank Calls SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia A Homophobe

The wingnuts are already losing their shit.

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Wingnut Lawyer Ambushes Scalia Over Obama’s Nationality

Yes, the “Obama Is Not An American” meme is still going strong in Wingnutistan. World Net Daily is breathlessly reporting that one of their drones got called on at a book signing reception for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and demanded to know why SCOTUS won’t hear any of the numerous cases filed on the topic. But the answer wasn’t …

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Scalia On Gay Orgies

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave a lecture in Scotland earlier this month and brought up a 2001 ruling by the European Court Of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The court had judged in favor of a Yorkshire man arrested in 1996 when police found him in possession of videotapes showing him taking part in an all-male orgy. According to the …

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