Essential aspects of the human condition -- such as sexual orientation and loving relationships -- cannot be grounds for requiring that a judge step aside.
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Implicit in Prop. 8 supporters' effort to recuse Judge Walker is the notion that, unlike a gay judge who might benefit from marriage, a heterosexual judge would be impartial. The ironies abound.
Reporting from Palm Springs-- Derence Kernek and Ed Watson live together each day in fear that they won't be able to pledge "till death do us part" be...
Judge Walker has not ever confirmed to anyone in the media what sexual orientation he may be. And yet most major media organizations have reported on him as gay or had commentators saying it.
Despite the angry protests of many anti-gay Christian groups, I believe that Judge Walker's ruling is actually rooted in a profound theological truth articulated by St. Paul in Romans 13: "the one who loves another has fulfilled the law."
The response from the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles to the announcement Wednesday (Aug. 4) that a federal judge had overturned California's Proposi...
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