One does wonder what form of bullshit will spew forth from the Antonin Scalia this morning?
After all he’s been uttering homophobic statements for years. And today, in a case involving the Constitutionality of the DOMA he’s looking at his second straight day of gays and lesbians asking to be treated like equals.
Yesterday, Scalia’s usual ignorance of science in favor of talk radio blather was on display regarding same-sex couples adopting.
Yet the liveliest moments came when Scalia asked Ted Olson, President George W. Bush’s solicitor general and the lawyer for the two same-sex couples challenging Prop 8, “When did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage? 1791 [when the Bill of Rights was ratified]? 1868, when the 14th Amendment was adopted?”
Olson pushed back against Scalia’s originalist view, asking him in return, “When did it become unconstitutional to prohibit interracial marriages?”
Scalia, of course, asks this question because he’s looking for a reason to not find in favor of same-sex marriage. But Olson’s response irritated Scalia — because it sucks to have the fallacy of your twisted logic exposed so easily.
I predict today, there’s going to be an explosion of offensive statements from the Robed Troll.