What is Sonia Sotomayor's stand on Gay Rights?

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    May 26, 2009 7:40 PM GMT
    President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Does anyone know where she stands on Gay Rights?
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    May 26, 2009 7:50 PM GMT
    I don't think anyone knows at this time.

    http://gayrights.change.org/blog/view/what_will_sonia_sotomayor_mean_for_lgbt_rights
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    May 27, 2009 3:43 AM GMT

    From what I have seen in her case record I do not think she will have a negative impact on Gay Rights. Honestly, her record seems to be a "by-the-book" record.

    In spite of the fact some will acuse her being a judge who will legislate from the bench, I don't think that will be the case. Had she been sitting on the California Supreme Court today, she would have ruled with the majority based soley on the agreement of the process (the 8 initiative) with California code.
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    May 27, 2009 10:35 AM GMT
    This doesn't actually answer the question, but is the first discussion since her nomination:

    Keith Boykin is gay and is a former liason to President Clinton on GLBT issues.






  • Hagan_F

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    May 27, 2009 2:43 PM GMT
    I am not sure her personal stand really matters as long as she rules fairly and upholds the laws (or strikes them down if unconstitutional).
  • wave173

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    May 27, 2009 3:18 PM GMT
    Her stance on gay rights does not matter. She is nominated to uphold the law of the constitution. If you care about gay rights, you have to elect congressmen and congresswomen to amend the constitution in each state. A judge does not create laws like Sotomayor thinks.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 27, 2009 3:21 PM GMT
    Hagan_F saidI am not sure her personal stand really matters as long as she rules fairly and upholds the laws (or strikes them down if unconstitutional).



    I would concur with the view of Hagan... I think her personal views on single issues are not as important as her diligence in upholding all laws. My initial impression is a positive one.