Thursday, August 05, 2010

Rainbow Robes

An openly gay judge, Vaughn Walker, strikes down California's ban on same sex marriage. What's wrong with that picture?

Walker has presided in other cases involving gay issues and guess how they all turned out. He dismissed a lawsuit by two Oakland city employees who alleged their free speech rights were violated when managers removed a bulletin board flier for a religious group that promoted "natural family, marriage and family values."

He rejected arguments from the parents of a boy who claimed their religious rights were violated by pro-gay comments their son's teacher had made in the classroom.

There was never much doubt about the outcome of this trial.

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