Prop 8 Appeals Judge’s Wife Too Rational About Marriage Equality For NOM

Since the National Organization for Marriage can’t get judges removed from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (or at least not quickly), it’s calling on Justice Stephen Reinhardt to recuse himself from the Perry v. Schwarzenegger appeal because his wife Ramona Ripston is supposedly too close to the case: she advised the plaintiffs before they filed suit. So NOM, together with the defendants at Protect Marriage, want him gone before Monday’s oral arguments begin. Update: Reinhardt will not recuse himself.