The Los Angeles’ Times editorial today asserts (if all but directly) that Justice Antonin Scalia is a homophobe:
[Justice Antonin] Scalia’s basic argument can be stated this way: If laws against homosexual conduct are unconstitutional because they are rooted in moral disapproval, then by logical extension moral disapproval is an inadequate basis for any law, even one forbidding something as heinous as murder. Reduced to the absurd, the argument that moral disapproval is not sufficient grounds for a law means that there can’t be laws against homicide. It’s a logical, if abstract and not terribly helpful, line of inquiry.
But the reality — and perhaps this is what so dismayed Hosie — is that the Scalia opinions in question bristle with hostility toward homosexuality and homosexuals.
The Supreme Court agreed last week to hear two separate cases on same-sex marriage, hence LAT‘s issue with Scalia.
In a dissenting opinion on a 2003 case ruling on sodomy, Scalia said he had “nothing against homosexuals, or any other group, promoting their agenda through normal democratic means.”