In a hearing Monday on whether the judge who struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage should have recused himself from the case, Prop. 8 backers insisted they were just misunderstood. They weren't asking for Vaughn Walker to step aside because he is gay. No, they are making a much more subtle and sophisticated argument: it's because he wants to have his own same-sex marriage and, as a result, he was likely biased in favor of one side in the dispute.
In other words, Prop. 8 backers want Walker to be recused because he is, well, gay.
How can the backers of Prop. 8 argue with a straight face that they aren't basing their argument on Walker's sexual orientation? They claim that Walker was biased in the same way a judge who owns Exxon stock can't be trusted to be impartial in cases involving Exxon. Walker's alleged lack of impartiality stems from the fact that he's in a long-term same-sex relationship and thus has a personal interest in securing gays like himself the right to marry. Marriage, of course, comes with a host of financial benefits, which Walker will be able to enjoy. He was basically self-dealing.
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