The problem with questions like these are they have no true answer.
Why? Because homosexuality is a self preception. A sex act does not a homosexual make.
For instance, singer Daryl Hall has said in a “Rolling Stone” interview he has had sex with men, but he didn’t much care for it and now has a girlfriend.
OK is Hall gay? I would say “no.”
I know lots of self indentified gay males who have had sex with woman at one time in their life, does that make them straight?
You see the problem is there is no real answer to this.
To get a factual answer you couldn’t ask Kagan “are you gay”? You’d have to ask, “Have you ever had sex with a woman”? And even then as we’ve seen with Bill Clinton sex too has many defintions.
Is it valid? Perhaps.
As a gay male it makes me upset that if Kagan was asked, “Are you Jewish” she would say “Yes.” She wouldn’t say “It’s not relevant” or “It’s no one’s business.”
If she would answer yes to being Jewish then she should answer yes or no to being a lesbian.
It’s also relevant because people are curious about famous people? If you look at Mariah Carey, or Mr Obama, you can tell they are not all white. Whether or not that makes them qualified to sing or lead a nation, isn’t the point, it’s just that people like to know.
Some people consider homosexuality to be problematic. From a mental illness to just disgusting to just “who cares.” So the question is going to come.
C’mon Kagan looks like a man for goodness sake, it’s not like the question isn’t going to come up. It’s like people who cover themselves head to toe with tatoos and then complain when people look at them.
If you are going to go around totally tatooed or being a very masculine looking woman, or anything that is out of the ordinary, you can’t have an attitude when people wonder.
The real reason for this is they want to for force Kagan into an answer. This way if she says “no, I’m not a lesbian,” they can get proof and prove her a liar. If she says 'Yes, I am a lesbian," she faces not getting the approval. If she says “I won’t answer,” she then becomes a detriment to her own people.
Can you imagine if Mr Obama had refused to answer the question of whether he was mixed race? He’d have copped it from both side about being ashamed of who he was. So he just told the truth.
Kagan is in no-win situation here.
As I said, I am a gay male and asking someone if they are gay is not any wronger than if you’d ask them what religion they are, or what race they are or what nationality they are or any other question. If they’d answer a question to race, nationality or religion then they should answer the gay question.