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To: DBeers

Hey, you’re the one who jumped to the conclusion about it meaning ‘boy fan’...

As for Scalia’s opinion on gay issues, I don’t really know. I do know his opinion on the Constitution and the equal protection and due process clauses in relation to gay rights (such as his dissents in Romer and Lawrence), but I have no idea how he thinks as a private individual and voter on gay issues. One thing I like about him is that he’s able to separate his personal views from his judging. It’s what a judge should be able to do. He recognizes that legislatures and courts have different functions. I like Justice Thomas for that reason, too. (And, in fact, Justice Thomas has indicated that he finds criminalizing homosexuality to be a silly thing for a legislature to do.)

BTW, I fully support the right of private groups to exclude whoever they want for ANY reason no matter how much I may disagree, because frankly, who private individuals choose to associate with is none of my business. If the Boy Scouts don’t want gays, that’s their right, IMO. If a women’s gardening club wants to exclude men, that’s just fine. I’m rather libertarian in that sense.


47 posted on 01/27/2009 6:03:05 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: NinoFan
"As for Scalia’s opinion on gay homosexual issues, I don’t really know" as a Scalia fan I thought you would be familiar with the Supreme Court Case "Boy Scouts of America v. Dale" The majority opinion that Scalia joined -accordingly held, [paraphrased] individuals within an organization have a First Amendment right of expressive association that allows them to exclude whomever they wish from their association, and that right trumps any state interest in prohibiting discrimination against a group that identifies and differentiates itself solely by the sexual activities and partners they are predisposed to and or choose to engage in and with... It would seem -there are no "gay rights" because there are no "gays"...
72 posted on 01/28/2009 3:31:18 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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