Roe v. Wade 'a total absurdity,' Scalia told audience
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's belief that women have no protection under the constitution could herald the return of officially-sanctioned gender discrimination, a prominent Washington lawyer says.
Justice Scalia reiterated his position that the Constitution's 14th Amendment doesn't guarantee protection against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in a magazine interview published this month.
"Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex," Scalia told California Lawyer(Q&A w/Scalia). "The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn't. Nobody ever thought that that's what it meant. Nobody ever voted for that."This mental midget sits on the highest court in the country and has for 24 friggin years. That he would suggest such a strict interpretation of the Constitution is worrisome and downright disgusting. Why does he think he is the only individual that knows what the founding fathers meant? SCOTUS has steadfastly upheld civil rights for all citizens, except of course gay individuals, and hopefully will continue to do so, even though one of the sitting justices doesn't accept the premise of equal protection under the law for everyone.