The president of RTS Orlando weighs in on the recent SCOTUS ruling regarding marriage. I agree with the original link to this post that identified it as a “Must Read.”
In the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage reversing the Defense of Marriage Act, dissenting judge Antonin Scalia offered the longest opinion as to why this was a misguided and ominous ruling.
Some on the left have tried to present Scalia as a nut case. They talk of his “intemperate dissent.” It was passionate, I’ll grant you that—all 26 pages of it.
He criticizes the verdict as judicial overreach. But most interesting is his statement that Justice Kennedy and his colleagues in the majority have essentially resorted to calling opponents of gay marriage (i.e. those who defend traditional marriage) “enemies of the human race.” Scalia does so on the grounds that the ruling itself uses intemperate language, saying those who support DOMA and traditional marriage “disparage,” “injure,” “degrade,” “demean,” those who are homosexual. “All that,” wrote Scalia, “simply for supporting an Act that did no more than codify an…
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