Saturday, August 14, 2010

More Prop 8 nonsense

Last Friday, I discussed the judge's irrelevant attack on the Prop 8 campaign's motives. Now the opponents of his decision are resorting to the same weak arguments. The judge, some critics point out, is a homosexual, therefore his decision is biased. I don't quite understand this argument. If a homosexual judge is ipso facto biased, wouldn't a heterosexual judge also be biased? We've reached the reductio ad absurdem of the motive fallacy. Short of finding someone asexual, we can't ever find an impartial judge.

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