Supreme Court justice: No protection for women in Constitution
Roe v. Wade 'a total absurdity,' Scalia told audience
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's belief that women have no protection under the constitution could herald the return of officially-sanctioned gender discrimination, a prominent Washington lawyer says.
Justice Scalia reiterated his position that the Constitution's 14th Amendment doesn't guarantee protection against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in a magazine interview published this month.
"Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex," Scalia told California Lawyer. "The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn't. Nobody ever thought that that's what it meant. Nobody ever voted for that."
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I read about this last night and was utterly appalled. It disrespects the wording of the Equal Protection Clause, which is intentionally broad, and its purpose of ensuring a fairer society. Pretty sad really because the moment I read it I thought, he would have made a top notch Inquisitor, its to bad he was born 827 years too late.