Antonin Scalia and Homosexuality

Recently US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was asked to defend a dissenting opinion he made in the 2003 Lawrence vs. Texas case, when the Supreme Court struck down laws against sodomy. The defense offered by Scalia is presently being roundly condemned in the media. Rather than join the chorus of visceral emotional disgust, I would like to analyse Scalia’s argument to investigate where precisely, if anywhere, the argument goes wrong.

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