Monday, February 8, 2010

COLUMN: Judge Being Gay a Nonissue During Prop. 8 Trial

San Francisco Chronicle
February 8, 2010

The biggest open secret in the California Prop 8 trial 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. He didn't seek out the case - it was assigned to him at random - and many local politicians and lawyers don’t believe his sexual orientation will influence how he rules on the case. [Link]

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