Kagan Pals: She's Not Gay

Not that there's anything wrong with that. Also, she didn't date Eliot Spitzer
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2010 6:14 AM CDT
Solicitor General Elena Kagan is applauded by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as she is introduced as Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, May 10, 2010.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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(Newser) – “I did not go out with her, but other guys did,” Eliot Spitzer said of his old Princeton buddy Elena Kagan yesterday, joining other longtime friends of the Supreme Court nominee who are reluctantly stepping forward to quash rumors she's a lesbian. “I’ve known her for most of her adult life and I know she’s straight,” Kagan's law school roommate Sarah Walzer tells Politico. Kagan dated men during and after law school, Walzer says, but never found the right guy.

Walzer and others said they were reluctant to put an end to the rumors that Kagan's a lesbian because they didn't want to imply it would be a problem if she were. But with the nominee's sexuality drawing increasing attention—and a Wall Street Journal cover yesterday showing her playing softball, seen as a jab at lesbian stereotypes—the rumors were "taking away from substantive discussion of the issues," Walzer said. (Read more Elena Kagan stories.)

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