[Vision2020] Say What?

Kenneth Marcy kmmos1 at verizon.net
Thu May 13 22:16:46 PDT 2010

On Thursday 13 May 2010 21:16:51 Craine Kit wrote:
> I've been watching various debates on this topic. It has been
> mentioned that Ms. Kagan was single, but I must have missed the
> lesbian fact. Can someone document that claim from a source other
> than Mr. Fischer?

From the Washington Post 14 May 2010:  

Elena Kagan: A smart woman with fewer choices?

By Ruth Marcus
Friday, May 14, 2010

She's not gay, okay?

Actually, the all-too-public discussion about the ought-to-be private 
topic of Elena Kagan's sexuality would be easier if the Supreme Court 
nominee were gay.

From my (straight, married mother) point of view, a gay justice would 
be a benefit to the court and the country. To the country because it 
would speed up the inevitable: acceptance of gay Americans in all 
walks of life. To the court because -- as with any additional 
perspective -- an openly gay justice would add to the richness of the 
court's understanding of cases, particularly gay rights cases, that 
come before it.

But Kagan isn't gay, for all the baseless chatter to the contrary. 
When this chatter seeped into the mainstream media a few weeks ago, I 
was reluctant to join in on a topic that seemed unnecessarily 
intrusive, boiling down, as it does, to the question: So if she's not 
gay, then why isn't she married? Now that she's the nominee, however, 
it seems that the subject isn't going away anytime soon. 

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