Dear Charles Cooper, lead counsel for the Prop 8 cabal:

You’re right, Judge Vaughn Walker should have recused himself from deciding the challenge to Proposition 8 because he is gay.   Because, as you argue, if Proposition 8 is held to be unconstitutional, then Judge Walker stands to benefit directly by being permitted to marry the man that he has been in a relationship with for ten years.   

I would also suggest the following for your consideration: According to your firm bio, you clerked for Mr. Chief Justice himself, William Rehnquist.  And you were a Reagan-appointed Assistant Attorney General, and blah blah, blah, a bunch of other impressive things that, at some point, in conjunction with your role as lead counsel in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, COULD LEAD TO A REPUBLICAN-INSTIGATED APPOINTMENT TO THE FEDERAL BENCH.  But I’m betting that appointment only comes if you win.  WHICH MEANS (oh, sorry, I’ll lower my voice) you stand to benefit from the outcome of the case, if you win.  And since a judge should recuse himself rather than directly benefit from litigation, you should PROSPECTIVELY RECUSE YOURSELF FROM SERVING ON THE FEDERAL BENCH RIGHT NOW.  (Shouting again.  Oops.)   Or any bench, really.  Not even a park bench.

Anyway, good luck trying to overturn Loving v. Virginia and all that good stuff.  Best.