Applauds Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Texas Discrimination
D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following
statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling that
struck down a Texas law that discrimated against gays and lesbians:
Court ruling this morning was a victory for privacy in America.
I applaud the decision because it affirms that all Americans, including
gays and lesbians, are entitled to privacy under our Constitution,
and in the words of the Court, to retain their dignity as
ruling reversed the egregious Bowers v. Hardwick decision of 1986
that had been used to discriminate against lesbians and gays, and
to justify taking away their children and denying them employment.
todays decision is heartening, I was very disappointed in
Justice Scalia's offensive comments on the ruling. They are beneath
the dignity of the Court."