Our opposition essentially believes that any judge who doesn’t hate gay people the way they do is inherently unqualified to preside over any case involving gay people, and they laid that belief bare this week:
Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request that he recuse himself from the Proposition 8 case because he is married to Ramona Ripston, who plans to retire in February as head of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Southern California office.
The ACLU is an outspoken opponent of Proposition 8.
Supporters of the gay marriage ban argued in court papers Wednesday that the judge appointed by President Carter would have trouble remaining impartial because of his wife’s link to the ACLU.
Awww. Too bad.