April 26, 2011
By Adam Bink
This motion to vacate the ruling because of Judge Walker’s sexual orientation really does have my jaw on the floor. As Lambda Legal’s Jon Davidson wrote in a press release, it really is Hail Mary time.
It also has me in nostalgia mode. Last year, Maggie said:
Here we have an openly gay federal judge substituting his views for those of the American people and of our Founding Fathers who I promise you would be shocked by courts that imagine they have the right to put gay marriage in our Constitution.
Here’s Maggie Gallagher talking with Arisha during last year’s bus tour on whether Judge Walker’s sexual orientation is relevant or not:
In the first five minutes of this video, she is just all over the place in her response. First she says “first of all, it’s relevant” to “I’m not sure it is relevant” to “it’s not necessarily relevant” to “it could be relevant” to “I don’t believe that it’s totally irrelevant” to finally admitting “I don’t know if it has a bearing or not”. Eventually, she says, “if he upheld Prop 8, I think it’d be even more relevant”- clearly drawing a line between his sexual orientation and his judgment, even if she doesn’t want to admit it.
Yesterday’s news shows people like Maggie and Andy Pugno really are willing to say anything.