Scalia’s FACE-MELTING Dissent on Gay Marriage: Justifying a Second American Revolution?

Four justices dissented from the majority opinion in Obergefell vs. Hodges, but Scalia’s was – by far – the most inflammatory. Some would say it was almost revolutionary.

First, unlike several other justices, Scalia pointed out that he really had no vested interest in the outcome of the homosexual marriage case. The law pertaining to marriage would have adverse consequences, but there are other bad laws, too. What Scalia found “of overwhelming importance” about the illegitimate decision was what it said about “who it is that rules me.” He then declared that the homosexual marriage “decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court.”

Scalia contended that the five lawyers’ majority decision robbed “the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.”

Calling it “an opinion lacking even a thin veneer of law,” Scalia had a number of other biting criticisms of the homosexual marriage decision, too. You can read the full decision, and each of the dissenting opinions, HERE.

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Scalia’s Dissent, “The Most Inflammatory Seen From the Court”

By Casey Harper. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution recognizes same-sex marriage, but Justice Antonin Scalia spun up a scorching dissenting opinion lambasting the court for its decision.

“The opinion is couched in a style that is as pretentious as its content is egotistic,” Scalia wrote.

He went on, his style some of the most inflammatory we’ve seen from the court.

“‘The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality.’ (Really? Who ever thought that intimacy and spirituality [whatever that means] were freedoms? And if intimacy is, one would think Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the nearest hippie.” (Read more from “Read the Highlights From Antonin Scalia’s FACE-MELTING Dissent on Gay Marriage” HERE)

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Reagan Aides Foresaw Kennedy Gay-Rights Views That Conservatives Now Lament

By Tribune News Service. The origins of Friday’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage can be traced back almost 30 years to the Senate’s confirmation process for justices.

President Ronald Reagan’s administration, reeling after two failed nominees to the court, was looking for a reliable conservative who could get Senate confirmation to the court. The administration found him in U.S. Circuit Judge Anthony Kennedy.

But CQ’s review of documents in the Reagan Library in California found the president’s aides identified “disturbing aspects” in Kennedy’s record. Foremost among them: Kennedy’s actions in a gay rights case.

Kennedy on Friday cast the deciding vote and wrote the majority opinion in the same-sex marriage case, an opinion that vindicates both the fears of Reagan’s advisers about Kennedy and the liberal forces that opened the path to his nomination all those years ago.

Kennedy’s opinion ends with a description of same-sex couples seeking the profound union of marriage like love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. (Read more from “Reagan Aides Foresaw Kennedy Gay-Rights Views That Conservatives Now Lament” HERE)

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Isaiah 59

12 Our offenses are many in your sight,
and our sins testify against us.
Our offenses are ever with us,
and we acknowledge our iniquities:

13 rebellion and treachery against the Lord,
turning our backs on our God,
inciting revolt and oppression,
uttering lies our hearts have conceived.

14 So justice is driven back,
and righteousness stands at a distance;
truth has stumbled in the streets,
honesty cannot enter.

15 Truth is nowhere to be found,
and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
The Lord looked and was displeased
that there was no justice.

16 He saw that there was no one,
he was appalled that there was no one to intervene;
so his own arm achieved salvation for him,
and his own righteousness sustained him.

17 He put on righteousness as his breastplate,
and the helmet of salvation on his head;
he put on the garments of vengeance
and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.

18 According to what they have done,
so will he repay
wrath to his enemies
and retribution to his foes;
he will repay the islands their due.

19 From the west, people will fear the name of the Lord,
and from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory.
For he will come like a pent-up flood
that the breath of the Lord drives along.

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  • akprayingmom

    May the Sovereign LORD God Almighty forgive and help us!

    Ambassador for CHRIST— Franklin Graham
    “The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled today that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. With all due respect to the court, it did not define marriage, and therefore is not entitled to re-define it.
    Long before our government came into existence, marriage was created by the One who created man and woman—Almighty God—and His decisions are not subject to review or revision by any manmade court. God is clear about the definition of marriage in His Holy Word: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).
    I pray God will spare America from His judgment, though, by our actions as a nation, we give Him less and less reason to do so.”

  • wandamurline

    I should have been a 4 to 3 AGAINST same sex marriage because Ruth Gingsberg and Eleana Kagan have been out performing same sex marriages all along, thus violating their own code of ethics….with those two miserable hags out, this would have turned out different. They need to be brought up on charges. This should have never ever been before the Supreme Court, because the Constitution DOES NOT give them the authority to make judgements in this case…the Constitution states that this should have been sent back to the individual states for them to handle. All that voted for this should be removed from the bench because they are not keeping with their oath of office to judge according to the Constitution….John Roberts stated that “the Constitution had nothing to do with it”….WTF?

    • Actually, when was the last time any elected and appointed person in this government upheld their oath of office and the Constitution. This Faux government has gone far beyond being merely corrupt. I would venture to say that it is now totally EVIL and must be removed by any and all means possible, legal or otherwise, so that our original Constitutional Republic may be restored.

      • Daninfla6th

        Last week I said this; “This very week, the SCOTUS will tell us whether our Constitution and all of it’s Amendments are still in force.”!
        I now submit that it (The Constitution) is no longer in force and thereby ANY means necessary are LEGAL. However, only four of the Supreme Court Justices agree with me, so I will defer to them (the four mentioned).

    • John Liberty

      Ethics? Morals? Border security? Convention of the States?
      All of these are irrelevant after this SCOTUS ruling.
      Ethics? The Congress as a whole doesn’t have ethics … they have opened the taxpayer wallets by Obamacare and Trade approvals, and increasing the nations debt ceiling while at the same time causing our credit rating to lower.
      Morals, really? How many have cheated on their constituents by VIOLATING their Oath of Office to the Constitution for self-interest gain?
      Border Security? BUILD the dang fence they told us, a high tech fence would solve the problem … and then it was unworkable, and we have no fence at all.
      Convention Of The States (COS) would give us a balanced budget they told us. NOW THAT IS impossible with the ruling on Obamacare subsidies FROM THE TAXPAYERS wallets … and the courts same sex ruling that vacated individual AND states liberty to chose for themselves what is called a “marriage”.
      Politics is a dirty “business” of compromise … with EVIL !!!

    • Jim Funnell

      Ginsberg and Kagan both violated the alleged “code of ethics” so seriously that the senate has no choice but to file impeachment charges against them. There is no way that there would be 67 votes to impeach, but the country needs to know just how pitifully inept congress is. For me, I would like to see a list of Yay’s and Nay’s so I could see who to campaign against.

  • Linda

    Watch out America ! God’s Judgement IS Coming ! It is not a matter of “IF” but “When”.

  • Bill Meeker

    Bingo. Scalia nailed it but then again, no system is perfect and this is evidence of it. Our Constitution is an amazing document, simple, relatively brief considering the wide impact it has, yet to apply it requires the weakest link: people.