Supreme Court Justice Scalia Says Being Gay Is ‘Immoral’ Lik
Supreme Court Justice Scalia Says Being Gay Is ‘Immoral’ Like ‘Murder’
An openly gay Princeton University freshman put Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on the spot during a Q&A period on Monday.
Duncan Hosie questioned Scalia about his dissent in Lawrence v. Texas, a 2003 Supreme Court ruling that struck-down anti-sodomy laws and made same-sex sexual activity legal nationwide.
In his dissent, Scalia argued that the court should defend laws forbidding acts that are “immoral and unacceptable.” He lumped same-sex marriage and gay sex in with things like bestiality, incest, and even murder.
Scalia also wrote that anti-sodomy laws required “little discussion” because there isn’t “any society” that accepts homosexuality as legal and moral. He accused the six justices who struck down anti-sodomy laws as being unaware that acceptance of gay culture is obviously not “mainstream.”
When questioned by the gay student on Monday about his fervent anti-gay stance, Scalia brusquely defended his comparison of homosexuality and murder:
"It’s a form of argument that I thought you would have known, which is called the ‘reduction to the absurd.’ If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?…I’m surprised you aren’t persuaded."
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