It wasn’t long after President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court that rumors began swirling about her sexual orientation. The unmarried Kagan has kept details of her personal relationships private, but that hasn’t stopped speculation, especially on the internet, creating such a stir that the “mainstream media” is now forced to address the issue.
Friends of Kagan insist she is straight, and say she just never found the right person. Even so, that didn’t stop the speculation when a picture of Kagan playing softball began circulating, which apparently led many to state as proof she is a lesbian. It’s a ludicrous proposition to be sure, but the argument leads to a much deeper, fundamental question about personal privacy and expectations for public service.
Supreme Court judges, like any judge, are expected to show impartiality and an ability to rule without the influence of personal preferences. The Senate, and the American public, have a right to know if Kagan may be compromised. Unfortunately, sexual preference now plays a part in that discussion, and despite what many may say, it is not the fault of conservatives.
Gay marriage has become a political issue and a constitutional hot potato because of the push by gay activists to seek legal standing outside of accepted social and legal norms. Even though the public at large does not support the legalization of gay marriage, a number of activist judges circumvented the will of the people by providing gay marriage constitutional entitlement. Since it is likely the legalization of gay marriage will be argued before the Supreme Court, America should know if Kagan has a personal stake in the matter and if that will influence her decision.
In nearly any other instance, we have no business knowing Kagan’s sexual orientation. Anyone who thinks otherwise might reconsider if the subject were one’s religious beliefs or personal family secrets. However, because of the work of gay activists, the bell cannot be unrung. Gay marriage is now a legal issue because liberal homosexual activists have made it so, and now Kagan must answer.
In addition, gay activists have pushed for a lifting of the ban on the military policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and Kagan even spoke out against the policy while at Harvard. By doing so, she opened the door to questioning her lifestyle. It’s a pity, because it shouldn’t be in the public arena, but the homosexual lobby has no one to blame but themselves.
Source: Examiner.com, When Liberals Attack!