Of the four Supreme Court justices who dissented from today’s historic ruling on same-sex marriage, the writings by Justice Antonin Scalia are the most striking. As Slate puts it, they’re “the most measured and respectful” (mind you, the bar’s pretty low when you’ve got Clarence Thomas on the team) and somehow, “the goofiest”. The line from his dissent caught my notice:
“I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools.”
Seriously, Mr. Scalia, that’s what’s supposed to happen to bigots.