“Gay Day” Judge Dead at 80

Those of you who enjoy a good Disney Gay Day may want to take a second to remember retired California Judge James Randal Ross.

The great grandson of outlaw Jesse James, Ross served on the Orange County Superior Court, from which he banished discrimination from the Magical Kingdom.

Of all the cases he handled, Ross was most proud of one involving Disneyland banning gays from dancing at the Anaheim amusement park, Eric James said.

Disneyland had imposed the ban in 1957, when dancing was first allowed. In 1980, a homosexual couple was kicked out of the park for dancing together. When the case made it to Ross’ court, he ruled in favor of the gay couple.

In July 1985, Disneyland lifted the 28-year-old ban.

With that lifting, the homos were free to frolic like fairies. It’s funny, though, because they can’t hold same-sex unions there. Wonder what Ross would have to say about that.

Unfortunately Ross’ career ended in censure after he refused to apologize for, among other things, sleeping on the job and telling a dirty joke in court. Sounds like our kind of man…