The Best Way to Protest Scalia

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Gay students at the University of Connecticut are planning to protest the arrival of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who will soon be delivering a speech at the law school. To show their contempt for his not finding a right to homosexual sodomy in the U.S. Constitution, some of the protesters are planning a same-sex kissing booth:

Some members of the Lambda Law Society, a gay student organization, said they plan to hold a mini-carnival with a same-sex kissing booth during Scalia's lecture.

The group objects to Scalia's stance on gay issues, including his dissent in the Lawrence vs. Texas case, which struck down a law prohibiting homosexual sodomy.

"There's a lot of contentiousness about this because we want to attempt to convey our lack of respect for the justice, but do so in a way that's not offensive but is also fun," said Gavan Meehan, the society's president.
It's not just about showing a "lack of respect" for a justice with whom they disagree, it's about being an immature ass. For the life of me I can't imagine what a gay make-out party would accomplish. It's not like the justice is calling for a law against being gay.

But if you want to protest, I've got a much better idea that will get you a lot more media mileage than a kissing booth: express your displeasure with Scalia's dissent in Stenberg v. Carhart by finding a pregnant woman in her ninth month who would be willing to undergo a partial-birth abortion in public view. An abortion booth would not only be cooler than a same-sex kissing booth, it would also be a lot more original.