FauxPolitik

Thursday, June 26, 2003

I'm trying not to picture how this ruling will be celebrated on Christopher Street: I haven't found the opinion yet, but the news wires are excerpting bits of it. Here's some selected quotes from Scalia:
"The court has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda," Scalia wrote for the three, according to the AP. He took the unusual step of reading his dissent from the bench. "The court has taken sides in the culture war," Scalia said, adding that he has "nothing against homosexuals."

That last bit is just a tad gratuitous. I don't understand how you can have "nothing against homosexuals," and yet still try to criminalize their behavior. Don't those two positions seem at odds with eachother. I understand that Scalia would say he's just upholding a state's right to govern its people, but his quote about the "homosexual agenda" reveals his true stripes. Comments like that do a disservice to his intelligence.

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