Justice Scalia’s Gay Marriage Advice: ‘Ask the Nearest Hippie’

One line in Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent on gay marriage captured the public imagination after Friday’s historic decision.

“Ask the nearest hippie.”

The conservative was skewering the argument that marriage brings with it freedoms such as expression, intimacy and spirituality.

“Who ever thought that intimacy and spirituality [whatever that means] were freedoms?” he wrote. “And if intimacy is, one would think that Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the nearest hippie.”



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