Justice Scalia Defends Comparing Homosexuality To Murder
When asked by openly gay Princeton freshman Duncan Hosie about his anti-LGBT comments, the senior Associate Justice on the high court stood by his logic as “reduction to the absurd.”
“It’s a form of argument that I thought you would have known, which is called the ‘reduction to the absurd,’” Scalia told Hosie of San Francisco during the question-and-answer period. “If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?”
Scalia said he is not equating sodomy with murder but drawing a parallel between the bans on both.
Then he deadpanned: “I’m surprised you aren’t persuaded.”