Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia leader of the court’s conservative wing, and longest serving justice, told a group of students at Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco), the the US Constitution does not outlaw sex discrimination or discrimination based on sexual orientation.
“If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, you have legislatures,” Scalia said
Forget about the 14th amendment of equal protection because in his opinion women being included was not intended by the authors of the amendment that was ratified in 1868.
“Nobody thought it was directed against sex discrimination,” he said. Although gender bias “shouldn’t exist,” he said, the idea that it is constitutionally forbidden is “a modern invention.”
There are far reaching consequences in electing and appointing bigots, I pray that fact is remembered come election day. Revenge may be sweet, but it has an after taste that can stick with you and this country for far too long. Vote in only full equality candidates, and if the party you want in power doesn’t offer them, use your voice and your money to FORCE that party TO OFFER THEM. Is it freedom and justice for all, or just for some?