Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Rants & Raves

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Rants & Raves

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"Justice Scalia has no pity for the millions of gay Americans on whom sodomy laws and official homophobia have such an effect, so it is difficult to sympathize with his brief moment of 'humiliation.'"

--Excerpt from an open letter e-mail from New York University law student Eric Berndt, who was criticized for asking Antonin Scalia (left), "Do you sodomize your wife?" at a law school Q&A on April 12

"The Supreme Court says we have the right to kill babies and the right to commit buggery.... It is a sick and sad joke that we have a Constitution here."

--Michael Schwartz, chief of staff for freshman Republican senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, during a pane/discussion at a right-wing conference on the federal judiciary in Washington, D.C., April 7-8, as quoted by TheNation.com, April 11

"So disgusting that it would make any person vomit."

--Fiji magistrate Syed Muhktar Shah on the private, consensual homosexual acts that resulted in criminal convictions for a Fijian man and an Australian tourist, in passing sentence on April 5, as quoted in the Fiji Times

"In so far as we can tell by our monitoring, [Procter &, Gamble] has stopped their sponsorship of TV programs promoting the homosexual lifestyle, such as Alice and Grace. …

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