The lawyers for California’s Prop. 8, who lost in federal court last summer when Judge Vaughn Walker ruled the measure was found unconstitutional, have waged an ongoing effort to thwart the rights of same-sex couples. In the real world, we know the American people are increasingly supportive of marriage equality — and opponents are in the minority. The trendline is moving in the right direction.
As the American people have become more supportive, the homophobes have become increasingly desperate. Now, they’ve crossed over to absurdity.
Yesterday, the pro-Prop. 8 side’s lawyer, Charles Cooper, filed a motion to overturn last summer’s ruling because, get this, Judge Walker has a boyfriend. It’s not that Judge Walker’s boyfriend is an advocate or was working on the case or was somehow involved in the case. No. Their motion is based on the simple fact that Judge Walker is in a same-sex relationship.
We have more at AMERICAblog Gay. But, the best words to describe this latest effort are desperate and absurd.