Thursday, March 28, 2013

Scalia: oh, the ignorance

This week in the same-sex marriage hearing, Justice Scalia wondered aloud if same-sex parents were harmful to children.

Just last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed same-sex couples as parents to children. A pretty big deal, widely reported.

What more evidence does one need to realize how out-of-touch and misinformed Scalia is on many issues? I mean this is inexcusable. He may not agree with the endorsement, but he certainly can't suggest that there does not exist any scientific evidence concluding that same-sex parents may or may not be harmful to children. For the AAP to approve means there exists many years worth of studies proving no harm (and the report has 60 citations).

But as is common with Fox News, Scalia appears to only know that which he chooses to know, ignoring the rest of the fact-based world that he deems to be dissonant or in conflict with his heavily self-edited view.

Brilliant legal mind? C'mon.


Anonymous said...

I find that a lot of these SCOTUS judges are less than impressive intellectually. Several recent TV interviews of Sandra Day O'Connor all led me to wonder if she wasn't simple-minded. And of course we already know that Thomas is.

labman57 said...

Scalia ponders and pontificates about the mythological damage done to children of gay parents.

Meanwhile, the majority of Americans wonder if the type of blatant ignorance and bigotry being espoused by Scalia is harmful to society.

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