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Tilting at Windmills

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June 26, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

GAY SEX....Good news: the Supreme Court has ruled that state bans on gay sex are unconstitutional. The vote was 6-3, so it's even a moderately decisive ruling.

I have to say that this is a case where the result is so clearly worthy that I don't even care that much exactly what the legal reasoning was. But speaking of reasoning, it's no surprise that the three dissenters were Rehnquist, Scalia, and Thomas. Scalia was especially outraged:

"The court has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda," Scalia wrote for the three. He took the unusual step of reading his dissent from the bench.

"The court has taken sides in the culture war," Scalia said, adding that he has "nothing against homosexuals."

Uh huh. The majority has "signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda." A bit paranoid sounding, no? Something tells me that that won't go down in history as one of the great dissents of all time.

Jack Balkin has a bit more detail on the decision.

UPDATE: So I wonder if George Bush will have anything to say about this? Just curious, you know....

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