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Perry v. Schwarzenegger: a very Republican conversation

Timothy Kincaid

January 11th, 2010

vaughn walkerVaughn R. Walker, the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, is a Republican. He was nominated for the bench by Republican President George H.W. Bush.

And though independently minded, Walker has taken positions in the past that show him not to be universally a gay advocate. In fact, Walker’s first nomination (by President Ronald Reagan) was held up due to controversy over a gay-related issue. Walker was representing the US Olympic Committee in their demand that the Gay Olympics (now the Gay Games) not be allowed to use “Olympics” in their name.

So when lead co-counsel Republican Ted Olson speaks to the court, it will be a very Republican conversation. This is important to recall when anti-gay activists scream about judicial activism and the bias of the court – which they have already begun to do.

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Freedom!
January 11th, 2010 | LINK

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Laughable. It’s well known that Wacko Walker is a homosexual himself.

Several other homosexualist blogs have been bragging about this. Do a bit of looking on the web.

The bias that he has displayed in this case is nothing short of incredible. He’s all but declared how he is going to rule.

If you think you can try to spin him as a Republican, you are very mistaken.

Priya Lynn
January 11th, 2010 | LINK

When people post under names like “Freedom” or “Truth” they rarely stand for either.

“Freedom”, its a proven fact that Walker is a Republican. If its so “well known” that Walker is gay you’ll have no problem presenting proof of that – let’s see it.

Pardon?
January 11th, 2010 | LINK

Wow, the religious extremists are already trying to discredit the Judge and/or put pressure on him! Who’d want to be a judge in America? No contempt of Court?

The issue he ruled on was nothing to do with the merits of the case, but rather the vast national and international interest in the case, and in us all having a good look at the evidence and arguments, pro and con. Of course fundamentalists are always primarily interested in silencing their opponents and so would not want them to have airspace, let alone run the risk of their own bigotry being exposed for what it is in front of a world audience.

Mr. “Freedom” (intended ironically I presume), if you want to credibly make such assertions about the judge in the case, you should back them up with evidence/links/quotes, and give your full name.

And there’s no such word as homosexualist, or I guess we’ll have to start talking about “christianists”. Though there’s nothing Christ-like about the prop 8 lobby.

Priya Lynn
January 11th, 2010 | LINK

[The IP address from which this comment [Freedom!] was sent is the same as that which is used by a commenter identifying himself as George78.]“.

LOL, and George78 was getting all testy when people dared to assume he was on the anti-gay side in the Millers/Jenkins thread.

Evan Hurst
January 11th, 2010 | LINK

Is it just me or is it only wingnuts who don’t comprehend that blog moderators can see IP addresses?

Wonder if it’s the same troll I caught on TWO posting the SAME COMMENT over and over again under several different names.

Harold Howard
January 11th, 2010 | LINK

“Is it just me or is it only wingnuts who don’t comprehend that blog moderators can see IP addresses?”

So what? I guess you never heard of open Wi-fi or TorBrowser. LOL!

Amicus
January 11th, 2010 | LINK

A “show trial”? A show trial?!

This is yet another, disgusting attack on the courts, by the growing Taliban in America, led by the Robbie P. George and his call to unlawful behavior in the Manhattan Declaration.

The idea that a Federal Court in the U.S. is capable of staging a show trial shows how depraved and craven opponents of marriage for committed gay couples are.

andrew
January 12th, 2010 | LINK

Still, it’s very flattering to know that BTB has the attention of some conservative whackjobs. Congratulations, boys, you must be doing something terribly right.

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