This article is about opposing views on the ruling of Prop 8. The article mentions how the judges sexual orientation could have had influence on his ruing. the article doesn't seem to go below the surface, its pretty superficial coverage o the topic. i think the writer want to show that this issue isn't a democrat republican issue but an issue caused by a group of people.
The topic of Gay Marriage is still a highly delicate and controversial issue. This article does not have any sort of bias about gender, or any racial groups, or nay discrimination of any kind. As discusses in class and in the chapter we had read in "News in a New America", there are subtle biases in the media, and more than anything, in major news outlets which we may never notice. Why? Because of the subtlety. In this article, each major person in this article is mentioned by their full name and title. There is no bias that is shows against gay marriages, or any sort of in parallel language. Because of this, the audience can better focus on the real information at hand.
This article uses harsh language for such an intense issue. Since the story seems to be an advocacy story, phrases such as, "Prop 8...violated the U.S. Constitution," and "lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians." The language serves to put the issue into perspective. Although California has a large gay population, they are still a minority. This article, while serving to inform the reader about both sides, has a bias toward pro-gay rights. Mentioning Judge Walker's sexual orientation made it clear that the issue ascends party lines.