She isn't, according to a White House official, suggesting that a rumor campaign was being waged to trip up a potential Court candidacy. She's also described as potentially the "first openly gay justice. Domenech later added an addendum stating, "I have to correct my text here to say that Kagan is apparently still closeted -- odd, because her female partner is rather well known in Harvard circles. Then CBSNews. Kagan as gay is innaccurate.
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It began, seemingly innocently enough, with a grainy black and white photograph of a woman smiling broadly and preparing to swing a bat in a game of softball. The picture was placed on the front page of Tuesday's Wall Street Journal and featured Elena Kagan, who the day before had been nominated by Barack Obama to join America's top court. But from that single photograph, combined with a two-line caption, has sprung a welter of debate this week about Kagan's sexuality, and the specific question: is she gay? The debate has been revealing about the status of lesbians in US public life in Within hours of the Journal publishing the photograph, issues had been raised by gay bloggers and the mainstream media alike.
Bryan Fischer. Left says it's a slur to call Kagan a lesbian. By Bryan Fischer May 9, The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
Quinlan writes:. But if Kagan is a lesbian, why would the White House insist that she is not when Obama made gay rights part of his platform for change? In issuing this month's gay pride presidential proclamation, Obama stated he is "proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first days of an Administration. So Kagan and her alleged lesbianism should not be an issue for the White House or the Democrats, who control the Senate vote for Kagan's judicial nomination.