So, while skimming through news articles about the Prop 8 ruling the other day, I read that the president of the American Family Association said that Judge Walker (the ruling judge) should have recused himself from the case because he is openly gay and that means his ruling wasn’t truly impartial because of that (I’ll try and find the whole quote and post it later).
Thanks to the Box Turtle Bulletin, a blog that reports, analyzes, and fact-checks anti-gay rhetoric, I found the full quote from Tim Wildmon, who continues after this to say that the Judge Walker should be impeached.
“It’s also extremely problematic that Judge Walker is a practicing homosexual himself. He should have recused himself from this case, because his judgment is clearly compromised by his own sexual proclivity. The fundamental issue here is whether homosexual conduct, with all its physical and psychological risks, should be promoted and endorsed by society. That’s why the people and elected officials accountable to the people should be setting marriage policy, not a black-robed tyrant whose own lifestyle choices make it impossible to believe he could be impartial.
“His situation is no different than a judge who owns a porn studio being asked to rule on an anti-pornography statute. He’d have to recuse himself on conflict of interest grounds, and Judge Walker should have done that.”
Well, this makes me wonder what a truly partial judge would have been on the matter. Because, if you think about it, a heterosexual judge could be partial to heterosexual marriages. So should they have to recuse themselves from the case? If you really think about it, the only truly impartial ruling could have come from an openly bi-sexual judge. But even then, there’s small room for bias because bi-sexuals are sexual beings (try saying that three times fast…) with their own preferences.
This brings me to the point of this post: all cases regarding same sex marriage issues in the future should be heard only by asexual judges. Obviously they’re the only ones who can be truly impartial on the matter.