And here is then-NYU student Eric Berndt's public statement in response to why he asked Scalia back in 2005 if he sodomized his wife:
"Debate is useless when one participant denies the full dignity of
the other. How am I to docilely engage a man who sarcastically rants
about the 'beauty of homosexual relationships' (at the Q&A) and
believes that gay school teachers will try to convert children to a
homosexual lifestyle (at oral argument for Lawrence)?"
"Justice Scalia has no pity for the millions of gay Americans on
whom sodomy laws and official homophobia have such an effect, so it is
difficult to sympathize with his brief moment of 'humiliation,' as some
have called it."
"Beyond exerting official power against homosexuals, Scalia is an
outspoken and high-profile homophobe. After the aforementioned
sarcastic remarks about gay people's relationships, can anyone doubt
how little respect he has for LGBT Americans? Even if no case touching
gay rights ever came before him, his comments from the bench (that
employment non-discrimination is some kind of "homosexual agenda,"
etc.) and within our very walls are unacceptable to any self-respecting
gay person or principled opponent of discrimination. The idea that I
should have treated a man with such repugnant views with deference
because he is a high government official evinces either a dangerously
un-American acceptance of authority or insensitivity to the gay
"I am 17 months out of a lifelong closet and have lost too much time
to heterosexist hegemony to tolerate those who say, as Dr. King put it,
"just wait." If you cannot stomach a breach of decorum when justified
outrage erupts then your support is nearly worthless anyway. At least
do not allow yourselves to become complicit in discrimination by
demanding obedience from its victims."