June 16, 2011

Anti-Gay Illogic

Fortunately, the impartiality of Judge Ware in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger was upheld this week and the case will proceed on its inexorable route to the Supreme Court. The arguments of those who fight against the inevitability of same-sex marriage grow increasingly thin and internally inconsistent. In this case, the plaintiffs argued that because Judge Ware is gay he should have recused himself from the original trial. The problem with their logic is that during the original trial one of their principal arguments was that opposite-sex marriage is diminished by same-sex marriage, which means that any person who might participate in opposite-sex marriage would also have a vested interested in the outcome of the trial. With all gay and straight people excluded from presiding over such a trial, I'm not sure who would be left.