"Pat Buchanan suggests Judge Walker struck down Proposition 8 because he is gay."
Last night, after U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that denying gays and lesbians the right to marry violated the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution, supporters of Proposition 8 expressed disappointment and pledged to appeal the decision all the way up to the Supreme Court. Some conservative activists lashed out against Judge Walker, using his sexual orientation to dismiss the decision altogether. This morning, MSNBC commentator Pat Buchanan argued that same-sex marriage was unnatural and suggested that Walker ruled against Proposition 8 because he is gay:
BUCHANAN: It is unnatural…an older white guy handed down the decision and he happened to be gay. That might have had something to do with it.
The Wonk Room has a list of conservatives using Walker’s sexual orientation as an excuse and explains the irony behind the allegation.