Last edited: August 08, 2004

The Court Disappoints on Gay-Sex Decision

Letters to the editor

New York Post, July 4, 2003
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In his dissent, (“Justices strike down state bans on gay sex,” June 27), Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia fumes that “many Americans do not want persons who openly engage in homosexual conduct as partners in their businesses, as scoutmasters for their children, as teachers in their children’s schools or as boarders in their homes.”

Many Americans feel the same way about atheists, blacks, Jews and Catholics. That in no way justifies the passing of discriminatory laws against those groups.

You would think that a Supreme Court justice like Scalia would understand this. Scalia’s words are both frightening and despicable.

—Dennis Middlebrooks, Brooklyn


The liberals on the Supreme Court, always seeking to advance the agenda of the left, have now declared gay sex a constitutional right. Praying in school is not, though.

No wonder the left is panicked about President Bush’s judicial nominees. A change in political orientation will end their reign of legislating abominations from the bench.

—Dave G. Becher, East Northport


Overlooked by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is how oral and anal sex by both males and females are high risk for sexually transmitted diseases. The Centers for Disease Control reports that homosexual males are 22 times more likely to get HIV than heterosexual males. Now 35 STDs, at least four incurable, shorten the lives of homosexuals to 45 years, on average.

The U.S. Supreme Court may protect “mutually consenting adults” from legal prosecution, but that will increase their infections, medical costs and deaths.

—John Terneus, Yukon, Okla.


Just because it is now legal to engage in gay sex doesn’t mean that gay sex is good or beneficial. Cigarette smoking is also legal. So is abortion.

—Joseph Passaretti, Far Rockaway


When a conservative Supreme Court hands down a ground-breaking decision favoring gay men and lesbians, it’s big news.

When the New York Post chooses to bury the story on page 26, it’s a sad commentary on the paper’s lack of honest journalism.

—Michael Standman, Tappan

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