Justice Scalia defends anti-gay writings
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in a recent speaking engagement at Princeton University defended his position that anti-gay laws can be equated to the same laws that ban sodomy and murder. Justice Scalia suggested that it was effective for legislators to ban that which they consider immoral and compared the moral feelings against homosexuality with those held against murder. When suggested that Scalia’s views dehumanize gays, he responded that the Constitution is not a living document and that those who consider it so want to set policy permanently. He further stated that interpreting laws requires a strict adherence to the context of the time in which the law was written. Scalia affirmed his position that policy, such as with respect to marriage equality, is up to the citizens.