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Thursday, June 26, 2003
Today is an auspicious day: the phrase "homosexual agenda" has been uttered in all seriousness in the Supreme Court. By a judge, no less! In re: the court's decision to strike down the Texas anti-gay sodomy law:
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented.
"The court has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda," Scalia wrote for the three. 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."
It's so weird that he would say this, and make a point to say this, since there are legitimate (albeit wrong, in my opinion) legal arguments in favor of the Texas law--state's rights and so forth. Why did Scalia feel it necessary to utter that laughable bit of right-wing paranoia?
I'm guessing it's something to do with his cold, black heart, although maybe that's unfair.