Scalia defends comparing his opposition to sodomy to his opposition to murder

Supreme Court justice has been consistantly anti-gay in his rulings

Scalia defends comparing his opposition to sodomy to his opposition to murder
11 December 2012

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, already well known for his opposition to LGBT legal cases, this week defended his comparison between having a moral objection to sodomy and having a moral objection toward things like bestiality or murder.

‘If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against these other things?’ Scalia said during a lecture at Princeton University on Monday (10 December).

The justice made the remark in response to a question from a gay student about the comparison in regards to his dissent in Lawrence v. Texas, the criminal case that abolished anti-sodomy laws.

In Lawrence v. Texas, the conservative judge wrote in his dissent the court had joined ‘the so-called homosexual agenda.’

In October, he told an audience that when it comes to gay rights there’s not much to consider.

‘Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state,’ Scalia said during an appearance at the American Enterprise Institute.

His latest remarks come on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision to review gay marriage cases involving California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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