Antonin Scalia is one of the Supreme Court justices who will be ruling on marriage equality next year. This is what he had to say when asked why he finds no difference between laws banning sodomy and 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 immoral.”
“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?”
Any doubt as to which way Scalia will vote next summer? Scalia does ‘fair and balanced’ in the same way that Fox does news.
What this underscores is how important the Obama victory really was. Three judges will be in their 80s during the next four years and Mitt Romney had proudly proclaimed that he would appoint judges in the mold of Scalia.
The election win for President Obama prevents that from happening and another hate-filled homophobe right out of the Dark Ages will not be appointed to the highest court…at least for the next four years.