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Subject:  Re: Scalia the Sophist Date:  12/13/2012  4:30 PM
Author:  albaby1 Number:  1844766 of 2016515

Stupid law* too, but at least the comparison isn't as facile as the one between gay marriage and murder.

Again, the point Scalia is making is not to compare them to draw any kind of similarities between the two. It's the opposite. Scalia's point is that the Lawrence theory is so broad that it affects the underpinnings of completely unrelated laws, like those relating to murder.

Seems to me there's an obvious difference between laws that restrict public behavior with regard to community norms (prohibitions against nudity, for example) that affect others and laws that res