On December 15, U.S. Federal Judge Dean Pregerson ruled that the line between gender and sexual orientation discrimination "does not exist." The ruling, addressing discrimination against a pair of lesbian basketball players at Pepperdine University, has the potential to put sexual orientation under the umbrella of established civil rights laws.
Although I often disagree with Justice Scalia, and although I emphatically disagree with him about the constitutionality of affirmative action, the outrage and condemnation sparked by this comment is completely unwarranted.
Check out the highlights from Wednesday's Supreme Court drama.
He made the comments during a major case about affirmative action at public universities.
In a contentious hearing, the Supreme Court shows deep divisions on whether race can remain a factor in college admissions.