Skip to comments.Judge being gay a nonissue during Prop. 8 trial
Posted on 08/04/2010 6:09:03 PM PDT by Nachum
The biggest open secret in the landmark trial over same-sex marriage being heard in San Francisco is that the federal judge who will decide the case, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, is himself gay.
Many gay politicians in San Francisco and lawyers who have had dealings with Walker say the 65-year-old jurist, appointed to the bench by President George H.W. Bush in 1989, has never taken pains to disguise - or advertise - his orientation.
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Outrageous. Should’ve recused himself. Seems like it should be overturned on that basis alone.
Sure it was a non-issue /s
I’ll support anyone who wants to build a mosque anywhere in California...as many as they’d like.
Finding an impartial judge could be difficult, have
any goats passed the bar?
If it’s a “nonissue”, why don’t we let convicted murderers try homicide cases?
Yeah, the homo judge was just following the law when he cavalierly dismissed the votes of millions of Californians.
Yeah, he’s not a lying sack of shit.
the same compassionate conservative who appointed David Souter to the bench.
It would have been a non-issue in a case concerning
sea lions in the children’s pool in La Jolla. This
case concerned whether gays can marry. A gay
judge has an axe to grind on the subject. His
opinion has little to do with the law. It was
entirely leveraged on his visceral concern about
“superiority”. That’s going to get slapped down
like annoying mosquito on appeal.
Would the various commentators who consider his gayness an interesting but essentially irrelevant fact feel the same way if the judge was say, a deacon in the Church of Latter Day Saints with the same judging record?
Nope, I didn't think so.
Ya think Rush or Hannity will touch this one? Naaa.
A sexual degenerate judge has a degenerate mind. But what would we expect from the left coast?
Judge Walker is an outstanding judge, one of the best I have been before. He is highly intelligent, thoughtful, pragmatic and civil to parties and counsel. You could not ask for a better judge. Ignorant speculation about his motives and ideological leanings ignores the fact that the state failed to produce any real evidence or argument to establish a rational basis for the law other than the “wlll of the people.” The state got out lawyered at nearly every turn.
Well, sure it’s a non-issue.
It wouldn’t matter if a pedophile judge was ruling on a child pornography case would it?
They did not hate the Federal government, and never met an apparatchik they didn't like.
They let the marxists and sex perverts within gain a formidable presence.
The culling that is coming will be met with much resistance, but it is imperative that the culling be done, or the Republic will fall.
Good youtube==not people one would want defending oneself.....reminds me of Mel’s portrayal of the worthless “gay” son and his loverboy being tossed out the window in Braveheart.
When you have such a distorted lens to view life as all homosexuals do, importance of societies become nothing more than mere pleasure playgrounds, because there is no future generation (that they truly care about).
Homosexuality is very narcissistic and full of people who have great trouble with sexual restraint (esp. portrayed by the homosexual priests). The importance of sex becomes more importance than survival and any “rules”.
William Blake: The eye altering, alters all.
Homosexuals do not have the same concept of Constitutional rights as the Founders have. They have of course, twisted the document to squeeze out “rights” for immoral behaviors....from a document based on rights that derived from Natural Law and God’s Law. What a joke!!!!
Thanks for your post, I was hoping someone would say something KNOWLEDGEABLE about the judge. Information instead of hype. I look forward to hearing his ruling.
“...appointed to the bench by President George H.W. Bush...”
There’s the argument against Jeb Bush right there. We can’t ever, ever, take a chance on him.
I agree. And kudos to you for standing up against popular consensus on this thread. While disagreeing with the judge on the merits of this case is fine, to suggest he’s biased simply because he’s gay is stupid. By the same logic, a straight person wouldn’t be a good judge because he would have been biased. Or I guess women shouldn’t be judges when one of the parties is a woman. If these are the kinds of arguments advocates of pro-Prop 8 continue to make to win the case, the case will surely be a loser.
have you ever seen judges interact in their private lives?
His private life is none of our business. Government needs to leave a free people alone!
when they discuss the cases among their friends and aquaintances it very much becomes an issue.
Judges talk about cases.
It is very clear this judge adopted the born that way myth in pursuit of his own self validation.
This stuff about a heterosexual being “biased” also is INSANE! It comes out of the same mindset that sees homosexuality and heterosexuality as equivalent. It’s no different from the mindset that is unable to distinguish mass murderers from saints because both groups are just people “doing their thing.” Sorry, but what was on trial here was the sort of tolerance that refuses to distinguish right from wrong—and dismisses the very notion of morality as a guide for living in community. The angry and dismissive words this judge wrote about morality make it clear that he started out the trial on the side of those who despise the very notion.
I have a hard time believing it’s a myth since it’s not something you can change. Regardless, it’s none of government’s business. Government should stay out of people’s personal lives and, once again, leave a free people alone. They shouldn’t tell them they have to buy health care, aren’t allowed to work for a wage they agree to, can’t leave all their money to their heirs, and certainly not who they can marry. Traditional marriage should be protected by churches, not government. That means churches should choose not to marry gay couples. If you take the view that scripture bans gay marriage, then don’t worry, gay couples won’t be married in the eyes of God just as atheist couples aren’t. But God doesn’t need government to decide who’s legitimately married. We don’t need government to ban atheists from marrying nor gays from marrying. Besides... aren’t we supposed to be the ones who are against Big Government??? Some conservatives are so inconsistent.
Because the judge ruled that the amendment (to the California Constitution) was not consistent with the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment of the US Constitution. The California Constitution is subservient to the US Constitution unless California secedes from the Union (which I believe they and all states have a right to do, but that is another topic entirely).
“I’ll support anyone who wants to build a mosque
anywhere in California...as many as they’d like.”
Yah, and this native born Californian, who voted
with the majority on Prop 8 and is tired of blank-
et statement cheapshot artists, supports anyone who
wants to build a mosque on top of your house. If
you took a little time to study the matter instead
of painting the whole state with the same brush you
might discover that California is a microcosm of
the US. The coastal area which contains the majority
of the population is land of the libs while conserva-
tism in varying degrees rules the Central Valley and
the Sierra Nevadas. Furthermore, you might want to
consider that this very website was founded in.....
Check this out. The best response I have red!
Best response I have read on this madman judge.
When fascism comes to America it will be by one radical activist “judge” in a pink robe nullifying the DEMOCRATIC votes of 7 million voters. Translation: Fascism is here in America.
This issue is not about homosexuality, it is about the very essence of democracy. 7 million Californians voted against so called, “gay marriage” and ONE GAY JUDGE said THEIR DEMOCRATIC VOTE IS MEANINGLESS. Be VERY afraid.
Fat chance of that once gay marriage is on equal terms with heterosexual marriage in the eyes of the government. The camel's nose is in the tent.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.... ---Romans 1:28
. . . for all those Chinese sodomites in SF!
God but I wish they would. They need some kind of twelve step program which would lead the government employees above GS 10 to patriotically kill themselves.
“Shoo fly dry and I don’t care”. Get used to it.Don’t try to make your problems my problems. Blame them on your mother or your maiden aunt or your peculiar uncle, or on Barnie Frank. Your peculiarity is not my fault and if some Califorica judge thinks it is, it’s time to trim back the judiciary in this country, which thinks it is as beyond control as californicans and other progressive oddfellows.
Judges are paid by taxpayers and that fact is the trump card ultimately. because the the taxpayers tolerance for judicial bullshit is not limitless.
I live in NJ; there are already mosques all over the place here. People has plenty to say when NJ allowed “civil unions”; we can say the same when California has “gay marriage”.