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SCOTUS: Scalia on the defensive over gay rights

“U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday found himself defending his legal writings that some find offensive and anti-gay,” AP writes. Speaking at Princeton University, Scalia was asked by a gay student why he equates laws banning sodomy with those barring bestiality and murder. ‘I don't think it's necessary, but I think it's effective,’ Scalia said, adding that legislative bodies can ban what they believe to be immoral.”

He added, “If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?"