Thursday, June 27, 2013

Highlights of Justice Scalia's dissenting rant against yesterday's 5-4 DOMA ruling

You can see more excerpts and a link to his entire screed at Mother Jones here, but we found this gem most appalling and revealing of Scalia's hostility toward the legitimate aspirations of gay Americans:

[T]o 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 condemn, demean, or humiliate other constitutions.
Really? Socking an elderly woman with a $300,000+ tax bill who was legally married to the spouse she had been with for decades doesn't demean that woman and her relationship? Scalia, who Rachel Maddow once labeled (with cause) a "weird troll" proved once again what an injudicious jerk he really is.

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