Andrew Sullivan, whom I tend not to like very much, has raised the question on his blog of whether Kagan, if indeed she is a lesbian, needs to come out. Like right now.
Sullivan’s got it right, surprisingly enough. It’s my humble opinion that Kagan does need to disclose her sexuality and that you and I and the rest of the people in this country who care about civil rights ought to care deeply about this.
The great progressive blogger Digby has weighed in on this issue, and for once she gets it completely wrong. Her point is that a Supreme Court justice’s sexuality is a private matter that doesn’t bear on a her ability to render sound opinions on the most pressing issues of the day. That notion, which is prevalent among the politically-correct and Obama-apologist class, is, quite simply, bullshit.