The federal judge in the California Proposition 8 “gay marriage” case apparently is himself a homosexual — a fact that has been known for months by attorneys involved in the case but one that only became public when it was discussed in a San Francisco Chronicle Sunday column. The newspaper’s Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross said Judge Vaughn Walker’s sexual preference was the “biggest open secret” in the landmark trial, which could result in “gay marriage” being legalized in all 50 states. Walker, 65, is not married.
“We have no idea whether the report is true or not,” Brian Brown, executive director of the National Organization for Marriage, an organization that supports Prop 8, wrote in an e-mail to constituents. “But we do know one really big important fact about Judge Walker: He’s been an amazingly biased and one-sided force throughout this trial, far more akin to an activist than a neutral referee. That’s no secret at all.”
Still not convinced?
Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, wrote in a blog at NationalReview.com that Walker’s actions have shown that he is intent “to use the case to advance the cause of same-sex marriage.” Walker should have recused himself, Whelan argued.
Sounds to me like simply another case of a crusading Judge using the bench to usurp the majority and impose a narrow view. I wonder how he will rule… (I don’t really).