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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Supreme Bigots

Max Mutchnick, one of the creators of the TV show "Will and Grace" comments (via Maureen Dowd in the New York Times) on the behavior and statements last week of conservative Supreme Court justices Scalia and Alito:
I live in a place where all men are created equal, but, for some reason, I am not afforded the same rights. Should my take-away be: I am not a man? It feels as though the Supreme Court is O.K. with that notion. This court is speaking some of the same language that was being used before Stonewall. Justice Alito raised the question of whether or not it’s too soon to allow gay people to marry. Is it better to keep doing what’s wrong until people are good and ready to do what’s right? Scalia uses the word “homosexual” the way George Wallace used the word “Negro.” There’s a tone to it. It’s humiliating and hurtful.

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