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Judge Dan Anders is gay. Big deal.

By Tara Murtha
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1. Disappointed said... on Apr 29, 2009 at 10:25AM

“He's not the first openly gay judge - just the first openly gay MALE. His constant references to being the "first" are disgusting. Ann Butchart, who has served as a judge since 2005, was out and proud when she took the bench. His manipulative campaign tactics are shameful and disrespectful of Judge Butchart's accomplishments.”

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2. Someone who actually knows said... on Apr 29, 2009 at 10:29AM

“Actually, Disappointed, Judge Butchart is a friend and great supporter of Judge Anders, and your disappointment is more with the role of semantics in this campaign. The campaign language is technically correct. I'll let you figure it out for yourself, though. You can lead a horse to water, but...”

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3. Anonymous said... on Apr 29, 2009 at 10:31AM

“You lost me when you said - powerhouse Mark Segal?!?! a raging festering gasbag is a more accurate description.

liberty city pulls more clout asleep.”

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4. Anonymous said... on Apr 29, 2009 at 10:31AM

“You lost me when you said - powerhouse Mark Segal?!?! a raging festering gasbag is a more accurate description.

liberty city pulls more clout asleep.”

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5. Relax said... on Apr 29, 2009 at 10:40AM

“To the commenter who complained that Anders is not the first openly gay judge, take a chill pill. True, Butchart was the first "openly lesbian" judge, (after the first not-so-openly lesbian judge, Patricia McInerny), and Anders is the first openly gay judge, (after the first not-so-openly gay judge, Joseph O'Keefe). Isn't just a good thing that lawyers from the sexual minority community are out and proud as they run for judicial office? And if some lesbians reject the word gay as applied to them, isn't it fair for Anders to say he is the first openly gay judge?”

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