By John W. Lillpop
In unilaterally overturning Proposition 8, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker nullified the vote of 7 million Californians AND the California Supreme Court which upheld the proposition by a 6-1 margin in May of 2009.
Much ado over 14 words that simply provide a definition of marriage in California .
Prop. 8 states:
"Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California ."
Those simple words riled Judge Vaughn Walker, allegedly because of “constitutionality” concerns.
Incidentally, Judge Walker is openly gay, but claims that his sexual orientation is irrelevant. Leftists agree completely and scoff at the notion Judge Walker’s personal life might impact his judicial perspective.
Hmmmm. Very interesting, that.
However, does that argument pass the “smell test” of common sense and logic?
For instance what if Judge Walker had upheld Proposition 8? What if Walker was a straight, right-leaning, evangelical Christian?
Or a Mormon?
The howls and calls for revolution from the Left would be palpable. The Judge’s home would picketed by protestors looking to remove his bigoted and hateful self.
Why then is it acceptable for a gay man to issue a ruling favorable to the gay community on a matter of great importance to society, including the non-gay populace?