Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Friday told a group of lawyers that there is no right to 'homosexual conduct' in the United States Constitution.

Scalia made his remarks while addressing the North Carolina Bar Association in Asheville, North Carolina. The high court is expected to release two decisions related to gay nuptials next week.

(Related: SCOTUS rulings on Prop 8, DOMA likely this week.)

In a speech, titled Mullahs of the West: Judges as Moral Arbiters, Scalia listed gay rights as among the issues that should be decided by the public and not unelected judges, the Charlotte Observer reported.

Moral questions coming before the courts, Scalia said, have no “scientifically demonstrable right answer.”

He said that when judges find rights to “homosexual conduct” or abortion in the Constitution, they are in error.

Scalia, considered one of the court's most conservative justices, told the crowd that he applies the words in the U.S. Constitution as they were understood by its authors.

Such issues, he added, “were criminal throughout the United States and remained so for several centuries.”