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Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia Says He Hasn't Expressed His View On Same-Sex Marriage

Hmm...apparently Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia believes he intentionally hasn't made his stance on homosexuality and same-sex marriage clear. 

Trust us, Antonin, we got it. 

He tells Reuters:

"I haven't expressed my view about gay marriage," Scalia, a noted conservative said, adding that the decision itself only applied to a narrow piece of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

"The issue in the DOMA case was not whether the Constitution requires states to allow gay marriage. That was not the question at all," Scalia said at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, outside Boston. "The question is whether Congress can define marriage in all of the statues that Congress enacted to mean only marriage between a man and a woman."

You may remember that on top of ruling (as a dissenter) that both DOMA and California's Prop. 8 were constitutional, Scalia also described gays as an "invented minority."

So when might Scalia truly enlighten us regarding how he really views same-sex marriage?

Scalia, who takes an "originalist" approach in his decisions, which means he tries to frame legal decisions by what the writers of the Constitution and subsequent amendments meant, allowed that it is possible the issue will find its way back to the court.

"I'm waiting for the second shoe to drop," said Scalia, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Supreme Court

We'll try to prepare ourselves for the shock of his revelation.

Comments

It is time to put this man out to pasture.  I'm the same age he is, but, at least I can still think straight (oops).

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