Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Judge in Gay Marriage Case is a Catholic Republican Appointee

From AP Wire | 03/15/2005 | Judge in gay marriage case is a Catholic Republican appointee:

"Supporters of same-sex marriage found an ally in San Francisco Judge Richard Kramer - a Catholic Republican appointed to the bench by a former GOP governor.

'We're certainly feeling the judge's decision is right,' said San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, whose city's lawsuit prompted Kramer's ruling Monday that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in California, despite a law and a voter-approved measure declaring marriage to be the exclusive realm of heterosexuals.

Opponents of gay marriage immediately declared that 57-year-old Kramer is a judicial activist whose decision was 'ludicrous' and 'nonsense.'"