I am really sick of saying this, but apparently it needs to be said every time a judicial decision is reached/ every time Sonya Sotomayor is confirmed/ every 30 seconds:
The follow question to "Does it matter that Vaughn Walker is gay?" is not:
"Does it matter that Thurgood Marshall was black?"
It's "Does it matter that Justice so-and-so is white/straight/male/etc?"
All gender is gender, all race is race, all sexuality is sexuality. They're not optional. No one is the control group.
All right, back to your regularly scheduled lives.