Supporters of same-sex marriage found an ally Monday 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 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."
"We knew Judge Kramer was under tremendous political pressure to redefine marriage, but we were hopeful he would recognize the limited role of the judiciary," said Robert Tyler, an Alliance Defense Fund attorney trying to uphold California’s traditional marriage laws. "We do not believe it is appropriate for judges in this setting to overturn the will of the people." [Source]
Don’t you just love Catholics in public life, especially in California?. With Catholic Governor Schwarzenegger, Catholic San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, and now this Catholic Judge greasing up the slippery slope has become full time employment.