Coheed and Cambria Set Antonin Scalia's Dissenting 'Obergefell' Opinion to Music (video)

by Brice Ezell

29 June 2015

In light of the Supreme Court making same-sex marriage the law of the land in the US, prog rockers Coheed and Cambria take the words of dissenting justice Antonin Scalia and set it to sweetly played acoustic guitar, to predictably hilarious results.

Antonin Scalia remains the United States Supreme Court’s most famous curmudgeon. Even more attention-grabbing than his textualism are his vociferous dissents, which often evoke the classic, “Hey, you kids get off my lawn!” mentality. Such was certainly the case with Scalia’s dissent on the 26 June decision on the case Obergefell v. Hodges, the 5-4 call of which made same-sex marriage the law of the land in the United States. With lines like “ask the nearest hippie” (yes, an actual thing said in a Supreme Court dissenting opinion), Scalia made his legendarily cantakerous presence known.

Not ones to let a dissent ripe with humor go to waste. the progressive rock/metal outfit Coheed and Cambria took some choice bits of Scalia’s opinion and set it to music. This undoubtedly humorous interpretation, hosted by Funny or Die, can be viewed in the player below.

We here at PopMatters are happy to say that, cranky justices aside, #LoveWins, indeed.

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