: I’m not a lawyer (thank God) and there are plenty of smart lawyers commenting on the Supreme Court’s rejection of the Texas sodomy laws, but from a moral perspective — Scalia be damned! — is thank God for this decision. The moral decision is to treat people as people and not to discriminate — or worse, for Christ’s sake, prosecute — one group of people because of who they are. I do not buy arguments that say the voters of Texas have some greater right on this matter. By that logic, then Brown v. Board of Education was wrong; by that logic, the racist laws of Southern states and the racist regimes of such governors as George Wallace and Lester Maddox would have gone unchallenged. No, Scalia et al, the moral issue here is not homosexuality; the moral issue is bigotry.
by Jeff Jarvis