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President Obama’s choice to replace Justice Stevens on the Supreme Court is United States Solicitor General and former Dean of Harvard Law School, Elena Kagen.
A smear campaign is underway to brand Kagen for having a Gay and Lesbian agenda which she would bring to Supreme Court. A recent comment on a NYT thread:
“Why are people pretending that Elena Kagan is not a lesbian. She’s not out but that does not change her sexual orientation. She has a female partner. This is an open secret at Harvard Law School among students and faculty. I cannot speak for the broader legal community yet, but I’d have to believe her professional colleagues know as much or more than the students and professors she works with. The real irony would be if she did not get the nomination because she is not open, when the conventional wisdom has always been she has tiptoed through life in the closet for the very sake of winning a confirmation.”
If she wants to talk about her sex life in public or tell the whole world to mind it’s own business. Her choice.