Cover Story | In striking down a Colorado state constitutional amendment barring special legal rights for homosexuals as a class, the Supreme Court has decisively taken sides in the culture war-by denying Americans the use of one democratic weapon to fight against the erosion of biblical sexual ethics and social structure. Justice Antonin Scalia reflected the views of the increasingly lonely three-member minority when he assailed the ruling as "an act, not of judicial judgment, but of political will." Justice Scalia's dissent in last month's Romer v. Evans case is perhaps his most blistering indictment ever of the liberal wing of the court, describing aspects of the majority ruling with phrases such as "terminal silliness," "comical," "absurd," "preposterous," "insulting." WORLD has never before run a court opinion as a cover story, but this historic dissent so clearly fleshes out not only the legal issues but the cultural impact of the ruling that we are breaking our custom. For ease of reading, legal citations are omitted.