Dear Scalia: YOLO

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
March 26 2013 1:15 PM

Dear Scalia: YOLO

Behold: Photos of the wildest meeting of subcultures since whenever the last Coachella was.

photo (3)

When the Getty/AP calculus is done, I think Queen Amor will end up being the star of the SCOTUS protests and rallies. The drag queen ran in and out of the crowd, accompanied by a sidekick hoisting an amp and iPod, dancing to songs like "Born This Way" and "One Love."

photo (1)

I don't think this is a direct quote.

photo (7)

The Asian-American presence was large and earnest.

photo (1)

The sash-wearing America Needs Fatima movement are battle-hardened protesters, veterans of action against The Last Temptation of Christ and Dogma.

photo (2)

Liberals went more for Internet memes.

photo (4)

Like I was saying.

photo (5)

But the most compelling scene came near the end of the rally, as a man who wore a family portrait—him and his husband—quietly kept engaging in discussions with people he considered "hateful."

Read more from Slate’s coverage of this week's gay marriage cases at the Supreme Court.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

TODAY IN SLATE

The World

How Canada’s Shooting Tragedies Have Shaped Its Gun Control Politics

Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks

Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive

Is he right?

Science

“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse

Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.

Technology

Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

In Praise of 13th Grade: Why a Fifth Year of High School Is a Great Idea 

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 22 2014 6:30 PM The Tragedies That Have Shaped Canada's Gun Politics
  Business
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
  Life
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 4:10 PM Skinny Mark Wahlberg Goes for an Oscar: The First Trailer for The Gambler
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.