A 2003 Supreme Court ruling on homosexual behavior has come back to haunt us. And it’s no surprise.
In its 2003 Lawrence decision, the Supreme Court overturned Texas’s ban on sodomy. Critics, I among them, warned that this precedent would open the floodgates to gay marriage, polygamy, incest, and a whole host of horribles. Justice Antonin Scalia issued a blistering dissent, charging that Lawrence“effectively decrees the end of all morals legislation.”
Defenders of the opinion scoffed at the warning and accused critics of hysteria and homophobia. Then Senator Rick Santorum, a critic of the ruling, was subjected to continuing and merciless vilification.
Well, sadly, eight years later, all I can say is “we told you so.”