Jill says...I guess you can be gay and impartial when you rule on a case involving gay rights. This is no different than if you were a woman ruling on a case regarding rape. And wouldn't a married, heterosexual judge have an interest in the outcome of this case too??

"We all have an equal stake in a case that challenges the constitutionality of a restriction on a fundamental right," he wrote. "The single characteristic that Judge Walker shares with the plaintiffs, albeit one that might not have been shared with the majority of Californians, gave him no greater interest in a proper decision on the merits than would exist for any other judge or citizen."  READ MORE....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/14/california-gay-marriage-proposition-8_n_876560.html