But rumor has it he's gay. It's been written as a fact in several news articles I have found today. But the judge himself hasn't offered any comment (nor would I expect him to). It sort of has an "everyone around the courthouse just knows" feel as people around the courthouse typically do just know these kinds of things. So, for the purposes of this blog post, we'll just assume the assumption that he's gay is correct.
So what? Well, some people seem to think it's an issue worth talking about. The AP wrote a story about it. According to one headline "Irate Prop.8 backers" think the judge isn't impartial. I just have to share this quote from the article because it's too delicious:
"Judge Walker should have recused himself from this case since he is a practicing homosexual," wrote Bryan Fischer of the American Families Association. He added: "His own personal sexual proclivities utterly compromised his ability to make an impartial ruling in this case."