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    Re: Judge in high-profile (California) Prop 8 case is gay

    And people should care why?
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    Re: Judge in high-profile (California) Prop 8 case is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    And people should care why?
    Because, he's going to side in the way that benefits him most.
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    Re: Judge in high-profile (California) Prop 8 case is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Because, he's going to side in the way that benefits him most.
    So he wants to get married?
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    Re: Judge in high-profile (California) Prop 8 case is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So he wants to get married?
    I'm sorry, if this was a case of say... religious expression, and the judge was a street preacher on his off days...

    Or he was on the board of a Pro-Life group...

    Or this was a case for Transgender rights, and he was in the process of transitioning...
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    Re: Judge in high-profile (California) Prop 8 case is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I'm sorry, if this was a case of say... religious expression, and the judge was a street preacher on his off days...

    Or he was on the board of a Pro-Life group...

    Or this was a case for Transgender rights, and he was in the process of transitioning...
    And if this was a case about gay marriage,and he wanted to get married to a same sex partner...

    If just having an orientation would disqualify a judge, we could have no judges for the case.
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    Re: Judge in high-profile (California) Prop 8 case is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I'm sorry, if this was a case of say... religious expression, and the judge was a street preacher on his off days...
    Unless he had specifically preached about what kind of religious expression was permitted, why would that disqualify him?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio
    Or he was on the board of a Pro-Life group...
    Bad analogy. Being on the board of a pro-life group would show that he supports a particular political agenda. Being gay does not; you are just making assumptions about his views.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio
    Or this was a case for Transgender rights, and he was in the process of transitioning...
    That also would not be a disqualifier, as you would just be making assumptions about his political views.


    Besides, isn't the whole basis of the anti-gay marriage argument supposedly that it has nothing to do with punishing gays, and is just a matter of protecting the institution of marriage? If that is truly the case and not just a cover for homophobia (which frankly I don't believe for one second), why would you assume that a gay judge wouldn't see it the same way? After all, if it isn't about punishing gay people, why would his sexual preference have any bearing on this case?
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    Re: Judge in high-profile (California) Prop 8 case is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If just having an orientation would disqualify a judge, we could have no judges for the case.
    Absolutely right. If a gay judge is going to side with gay marriage, then a straight judge is going to side with straight marriage.

    Who's left?

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    Re: Judge in high-profile (California) Prop 8 case is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Absolutely right. If a gay judge is going to side with gay marriage, then a straight judge is going to side with straight marriage.

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    Re: Judge in high-profile (California) Prop 8 case is gay

    This judge has no conflict of interest. Prop 8 is about the definition of marriage, right? Unless you are willing to admit the sole purpose is to persecute gays, in which case prop 8 violates the multitude of anti-discrimination laws in the California Constitution. So which is it? Is it a conflict of interest because a gay man has a vested interest in avoiding government sanctioned discrimination or is he impartial as the next judge?

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