There's been an unsurprising reaction to the recent "outing" of the trial judge presiding over the legal challenge to California's Prop 8 anti-gay marriage amendment. As it turns out, Judge Walker is gay.
This has been used by the unbiased, fair-minded folks who oppose gay marriage to justify a call for Judge Walker to recuse himself and turn the trial over to, presumably, a heterosexual jurist.
It is revealing that they would argue that only a straight judge could be fair and impartial in a trial of the attempt to deny equality to gays and lesbians. That argument actually confirms a key component of the case presented by opponents of Prop 8 -- that it was motivated to a large extent by bigotry and unfounded fears common among heterosexuals. If you argue that, by definition, a gay judge cannot be trusted then you have admitted that you discriminate against all gays.