Quite frankly, I’d rather have a competent gay judge with integrity than an incompetent corrupt straight judge. Both are immoral and not to be condoned but one can do a lot more damage than the other.
If only the judge was competent - or had any kind of clue about the subject matter he will be deciding. The CAFC is essentially the Supreme Court of patent law - all appeals from all district courts go directly to the CAFC instead of the Circuit that includes the particular district court. Judges appointed to the CAFC normally have some experience with patent law, whether as a patent lawyer or substantial other experience with intellectual property law prior to being on this court.
I don’t see any such qualification here. Can’t speak to “integrity” - but think there are plenty of competent people with integrity that could have been appointed.
Some see "gay" here and go barking moonbat crazy without any consideration of the persons' work ethic and job performance. These same people have no answers as to just what they'd have us do with homosexuals.