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Scalia On Gay Orgies

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave a lecture in Scotland earlier this month and brought up a 2001 ruling by the European Court Of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The court had judged in favor of a Yorkshire man arrested in 1996 when police found him in possession of videotapes showing him taking part in an all-male orgy. According to the law at the time of his arrest, homosexual acts were legal only if no more than two people were present. Backed by UK gay rights group Stonewall, the man sued for breach of privacy and was awarded almost $50,000. Laws against private gay sex acts were subsequently overturned in the UK.

Scalia, who wrote the dissenting opinion on Lawrence v. Texas (which struck down sodomy laws in the U.S.) said of the Strasbourg ruling, "The court did not specify how many people had to be participating in the sexual conduct before it would cease to qualify as part of each one's 'private life'. Presumably it is some number between five and the number required to fill the Coliseum."

OK, Scalia is a tool, but that is funny.

(Via - Michael Petrelis.)

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