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Scalia: Opponents of Homosexual Marriage Judged “Enemies of the Human Race”


English: Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of ...

English: Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

From Justice Scalia’s dissent from the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA):

 

“But to defend traditional marriage is not to condemn, demean, or humiliate those who would prefer other arrangements, any more than to defend the Constitution of the United States is to con- demn, demean, or humiliate other constitutions. To hurl such accusations so casually demeans this institution. In the majority’s judgment, any resistance to its holding is beyond the pale of reasoned disagreement. To question its high-handed invalidation of a presumptively valid statute is to act (the majority is sure) with the purpose to “dis- parage,” “injure,” “degrade,” “demean,” and “humiliate” our fellow human beings, our fellow citizens, who are homo- sexual. All that, simply for supporting an Act that did no more than codify an aspect of marriage that had been unquestioned in our society for most of its existence — indeed, had been unquestioned in virtually all societies for virtually all of human history. It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race.”

 

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/06/scalias-blistering-dissent-on-doma/277245/

 

 

 

That about sums up not only how the Supreme Court handled the question of homosexual “marriage,” but how all public discussion about it has been handled by the media and other partisans.  Only “enemies of the human race” would question the wisdom of dismissing what nearly all societies for virtually all of human history have thought about the possibility of homosexuals marrying–that’s how the script has run over and over again.

 

If you’re an enemy of the human race it’s pretty much okay to discriminate against you, or defraud you, imprison you, or kill you.  I doubt Justice Scalia chose these words lightly; if I’m not mistaken this was the charge made against Christians when they were killed publicly for not burning incense to Caesar.

 

 

 

 

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