The country’s most outspoken justice strikes again.Justice Antonin Scalia has already called questions about the death penalty “laughable,” saying if it was a law when the country was founded, then it’s a law now.
And now the “originalist” is attacking homosexual behaviour in the same breath as abortion and opposition to the death penalty.
During a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, Scalia said he disagrees with colleagues who now believe the death penalty is unconstitutional, the AP reported.
He then seemed to suggest that he didn’t think homosexual activity was protected by the Constitution, either.
“The death penalty? Give me a break. It’s easy … Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state,” Scalia said.
That doesn’t bode too well for the gay marriage cases currently before the country’s highest court.
The Supreme Court is expected to hear cases about both California’s gay marriage ban as well as the Clinton-era defence of Marriage Act.
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