Scalia Rages Against Supreme Court’s Gay Rights Ruling

stice Antonin Scalia wrote a flaming dissent against the Supreme Court’s 5-4 rulingWednesday invalidating the core of the Defense of Marriage Act, the law that prohibits married same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits.

Underlying Scalia’s pushback was anger at the majority’s decision to even involve itself in the “abstract questions” of this case and his view that states should be permitted to determine whether or not gay conduct is moral and legislate on that basis.