U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told an audience at Princeton University on Monday that comparing homosexuality to bestiality and murder is “effective.”
Scalia was questioned by a student as to why he considered it necessary to compare laws banning sodomy (between men) to banning bestiality and murder, reports the Associated Press.
Scalia said: “I don’t think it’s necessary, but I think it’s effective. It’s a form of argument that I thought you would have known, which is called the ‘reduction to the absurd.' If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?”
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear two cases next year that center around gay marriage: one case involves the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the other is California’s Proposition 8 which banned gay marriage.