Robert Barnes’s thoughtful Dec. 30 High Court column, “Scalia proves prophetic on same-sex marriage ruling’s impact,” put Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s unpatriotic paranoia in clear view once more. If written in common language, Justice Scalia’s prediction in his dissent against the court’s June ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act would sound like this: “Beware! Soon every state will provide equal rights for everyone!” How shameful that this should be levied as a warning or caution by a U.S. justice.

Mike Tringale, Washington