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Flanked by Prop 8 Plaintiffs, Attorney Steve Warren Rails Against Inequality, Antonin Scalia: VIDEO


Flanked by Kris Perry, Sandra Stier, Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami, the plaintiffs in the Prop 8 case, attorney Steve Warren spoke passionately at this weekend's GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco about the Supreme Court's consideration of marriage and the coming June ruling on DOMA and Proposition 8.

Warren urged the conservative justices, particularly Scalia, to take a deeper look than he has in the past:

"Picture this image. The nine justices are sitting at an oval table in their conference room, deliberating these cases, deliberating our fate. When one of the justices brings up a line of reasoning used by our opponents that goes like this: marriage is an age-old tradition reserved for opposite sex couples that is needed to encourage society's interest in procreation. So, When Justice Antonin Scalia, a man who has repeatedly debased our families and our community, takes up this line of attack, and looks to one side and sees Justice Thomas and to his other side and sees Chief Justice Roberts, two men who have created their families through the beauty of adoption, just as I have done myself with my daughter Katie, we would all hope that the hypocrisy of this argument would dawn on him and move him."

Watch Warren's speech, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Clarence and Thomas are a gay couple creating a family through adoptions...?

    Posted by: PE | May 13, 2013 10:07:15 AM

  2. Someone is underestimating how evil, hypocritical and amoral Scalia is.

    Posted by: Steve | May 13, 2013 10:12:09 AM

  3. What Warren, et al, ought to be demanding is that Scalia RECUSE himself. Someone with such deep-seeded hatred towards LGBTs, a hatred that is ON RECORD for decades, should NEVER EVER get to pass judgement on a group. Particularly since the man cannot tell the difference between his 'religious' (read: taught) beliefs, and OUR very real existence and our constitution.

    But, of course, he won't because Scalia doesn't actually understand the law.

    He'd make a better librarian at the Bohemian Grove.

    Posted by: samuel clemens | May 13, 2013 10:15:50 AM

  4. Or even Roberts and Thomas themselves

    Posted by: rick scatorum | May 13, 2013 11:12:38 AM

  5. Steve Warren: what an annoying gay man.

    Posted by: Rick | May 13, 2013 11:36:22 AM

  6. Rick: what an annoying closeted troll.

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 13, 2013 11:48:32 AM

  7. Way too kind to Antonin! He is a rather stupid, nasty thug who really belongs in Vatican City...not America.

    Posted by: Geoff | May 13, 2013 12:01:11 PM

  8. I would never say that I am a scholar or anyone super-intelligent but how much intelligence does it take to understand that Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Roberts are ill-fitted for the Supreme Court? Reaction is not a fair substitute for good adjudication and a rational resolution of profound Constitutional issues. It is very telling that one can predict with 99% certainty as to how The Four Horsemen of the Supreme Court will rule.

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 13, 2013 12:08:55 PM

  9. For my money that was an excellent speech, but maybe a little too kind to justices scalia and thomas, who have no right being where they are.

    Posted by: John Freeman | May 13, 2013 1:46:28 PM

  10. Well said, and communicated the issues correctly with passion and love. Hope those to beautiful couples can marry and be happy very soon.

    Posted by: bructer | May 13, 2013 2:29:24 PM

  11. When one has a case before the Supreme Court of the US and very likely will have another someday, it is not wise to be too harsh to one who will be deciding your client's case.

    Posted by: Daniel in MO | May 13, 2013 7:49:14 PM

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