Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

California’s Proposition 8 Overturned: Judge Who Initially Upheld It is Heterosexual

California’s Proposition 8, banning gay marriage (often referred to as Proposition Hate), has been overturned. Apparently there was a conflict of interest because the judge who initially upheld the law is a heterosexual. Therefore the judge is not capable of making an unbiased ruling.

OOPS. My Bad.

Sorry, I had it turned around. OK: the backers of Proposition Hate are trying to invalidate last year’s ruling that Proposition Hate is unconstitutional, on the grounds that the judge who issued the ruling — former Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker — is gay.


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Blogger J. Marquis said...

It would set quite a precedent if they succeeded. Does that mean we could overturn Citizens United because at least four of the SC Justices are assholes?

April 26, 2011 at 5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a field day with this one-

I mean Black Judges decided on Civil Rights Cases, Women Judges on Sexual Discrimination/Harassment cases and no one ask them to step aside. Yesterday a Woman Judge ordered the NFL to admit the players - do you appeal that based on the fact that she’s a “broad” and this is a Man’s sport?

I also wonder what would happen if a white judge made a favorable civil rights ruling, after finding out one of his parents was a light skinned black, would they invalidate it?

Finally I would say “just shut up” because how many of their favorable rulings have come from closeted Gay Judges?


April 26, 2011 at 7:04 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Jim Marquis provides the best laugh of the day. Bravo!

Erik raises an excellent point, about closeted gay judges and past rulings. I could understand the judge voluntarily recusing himself, but don't think his ruling should be invalidated out of hand. I'm sure Prop h8 supporters' lawyers will go through the judge's handling of the case in court and his ruling line by line, looking for some evidence of bias. If they can't find any, they should let it be.

Should, but I doubt they're of a mind to be rational and reasonable. They've got a cause. They're on a mission — to deny other people fundamental human rights. How proud their grandchildren will surely be.

April 26, 2011 at 10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya can't tell the players without a program.


April 26, 2011 at 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

How the hell do they even get out of bed, after twisting themselves into pretzels?

April 27, 2011 at 5:19 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

So does this mean that hetero judges can't do divorces and religious judges can't do anything regarding faith based stuff? Oh dear, I'm sorry, I got all caught up in that for a moment. These people are grasping at shit that didn't work during the trial, I know I was there for some of it. Some of the argument was just so stupid my little nephews figured it out. Using icky as a defense does not cut it anywhere.

They are bent because they don't want names released of who backed this stupid stuff and they don't want the world to see via utube how very backwards they are.

April 27, 2011 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Yes, kudos to J. Marquis! Good one, J.! The rest of the comments are chock full of great points too!

April 27, 2011 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

J: LOL. Just think of all the court decisions that could be overturned.

Erik: It's definitely worth a field day. The possibilities are endless when it comes to overturning court decisions based on shaky "logic."

SW: That's what it comes down to. They're on a cause -- a Mission! -- and none of that there newfangled "logic" is gonna stand in their way.

JR: Excellent question.

Jess: "Using icky as a defense does not cut it anywhere." Aw, come on, you can't take that away from millions of Biblehumpers; that's all they have.

Snave: At least we can all laugh at the Far Right's "reasoning."

April 27, 2011 at 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who Hijacked our country ? My gosh are u kidding me ??? Gay people are the ones trying to hijack marriage , force everyone to sympathize with their struggle - quit trying to hijack civil rights too !!! Stop insulting mlk jr and abe Lincoln with ur comparison - God did not intend for gay marriage nor did he change his mind !!! Leave marriage alone !!!

June 30, 2011 at 8:19 PM  

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