As the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to consider two gay rights cases, one justice has left no doubt how he will use his vote. Justice Antonin Scalia told the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. he would not support gay rights.
“The death penalty? Give me a break. It’s easy,” Scalia told the conservative group Tuesday. “Abortion? Absolutely easy. Nobody ever thought the Constitution prevented restrictions on abortion. Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she believes the court will likely consider the case challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage.
“I think it’s most likely that we will have that issue before the court toward the end of the current term,” she told an audience at the University of Colorado in Boulder.