Not only did mega-rightwing Republican Strom Thurmond die yesterday at age 100, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Texas sodomy law which is essence made it a crime for two consenting gay adults to have sex in the privacy of their home.
Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a blistering dissent on the 6-3 opinion.
I guess he thinks it's okay for the cops to bust in on a private residence over a trumped up allegation of gunfire being heard and arrest and imprison a couple for making love.
Sodomy is not just anal sex. It's everything BUT standard, heterosexual intercourse.
If you are a straight man who enjoys giving and receiving oral sex, Antonin Scalia thinks you are a criminal.
If you are a lesbian who penetrates your lover with your fingers or sex toys, Scalia thinks you deserve to be arrested, jailed and fined.
If you are a straight woman who has blown your man or even gotten near his anus, Scalia thinks you too are a depraved Sodomite.
Fortunately, six of our Supreme Court justices saw things differently.
And as for Strom Thurmond, rest in peace, Bubba.
I know it'll be hot where you're going, but hey, you're Southern, you'll get used to it.