Janet M. LaRue

Federal Judge Vaughn R. Walker out in San Francisco is the latest champion of bigotry busting.

He sees everybody, including God and allegedly President Barack Obama and millions who think marriage ought to remain between a man and a woman, as unadulterated homophobic bigots. The good news is that Walker committed the supreme judicial faux pas by flipping off the U.S. Supreme Court in the process.

The case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger shouldn’t have gone to trial. It should have been decided with two sentences: “Judgment is entered for defendants. The Supreme Court held in Baker v. Nelson that a state law denying same-sex couples a marriage license does not violate the U.S. Constitution.”

Walker's 136-page opinion does support my general theory that the nuttier the opinion, the more trees die in order to explain it. Walker consumes 108 pages on his “findings of fact,” most of which are irrelevant suppositions, circular reasoning, erroneous and downright dippy.

Maybe Walker’s next blow-to-bigotry will short circuit the dastardly sexual stereotyping of electrical plugs and outlets as “male and female.” Or, is denying the truth about the means of connecting to electrical power too big a surge even for Walker?

While Walker had no problem slipping same-sex “marriage” into the U.S. Constitution, he couldn’t find one rational reason for keeping marriage between a man and a woman— not one—not 6,000 years of human history, morality, religion, biology, health, the welfare of children, including their right to have a mom and a dad, establishing legal responsibility for children born of sexual relationships, or preserving the bedrock of Western civilization.

Where are Al Gore and the Greenies when you need them? After laying waste to a small forest, Walker concluded on page 135:

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.”

Note the double standard. Walker decreed that it’s wrong for seven million Californians to make a moral judgment about who can marry. But it’s proper for him to substitute his moral judgment about who can marry as the “law” of California.

Walker simply created a “right” that supposedly trumps the express right of Californians to amend their constitution. What’s not to like?

Janet M. LaRue

Jan LaRue is Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union; former Chief Counsel at Concerned for Women; Legal Studies Director at Family Research Council; and Senior Counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families. Be the first to read Janet LaRue's column. Sign up today and receive Townhall.com delivered each morning to your inbox.