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The Supreme Court's Gay Agenda

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s remarks from the bench yesterday really turned up the heat in the culture (and flame) wars. I’ve always wondered what that “homosexual agenda” Scalia refers to is all about? Could it be about monogamy or children raised in a loving family atmosphere? As is true in many familes, gay or straight. Is it about stereotypes of men wearing dresses and women with crewcuts as many on the right would have us believe. Is it about family values like divorce and spouse abuse that is as much a problem in straight relationships as it it is gay ones? Or is it about trying to bury the 60’s?

As reported in the Straits Times (and many others, but the name of that daily caught my attention).

Where do the Democratic candidates stand? So far Kerry, Gephardt and Graham have made public comments on the ruling.

From the Orlando Sentinel "In the 2004 presidential campaign, Democratic candidates who already have made efforts to address concerns of gay and lesbian voters were quick to welcome the Supreme Court's ruling.

U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt, a Missouri Democrat whose daughter is a lesbian and campaigning for her father's bid for the presidency, issued a statement maintaining that "the private behavior of all consenting adults should remain private."

"The Texas law unfairly and unjustly targeted gays and lesbians, denying them the same rights and protections afforded to other Americans," Gephardt said.

U.S. Sen. John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat among the front-runners in early primary and caucus polling, called the ruling "important not just to gay and lesbian Americans but to all Americans because it reaffirms the constitutional right of privacy that belongs to all of us."

Agreeing, U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., said, "I applaud this decision as a step forward for our nation.'"

Posted by grover at June 28, 2003 4:31 PM