In a paragraph written in Vietnamese but not present in his English-language press release, Assemblyman Van Tran accuses the judge in the Proposition 8 case – a Republican appointee - of being an openly gay man who made his ruling because of gay pressure.
The press release is much longer than the English version (see that one on Red County here, for example), runs two pages, and is accompanied by three photos of gay men and women marching in the Westminster Tet Parade.
At the top of the second page, the press release reads:
The San Francisco area, a place concentrated with homosexual people [incomplete sentence in original]. Chief Judge Walker is also an openly gay person, working for the Federal Court of that area. Word is that the judge’s ruling overturning Prop. 8 was the result of personal interest and because of influence by the homosexual groups in the area.
Also included in the Vietnamese version but not the English version is an accusation from Tran that U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez allegedly favors abortion and gay marriage. The Bolsavik hasn’t checked if that’s true, but if true, it’s puzzling why Tran didn’t include that fact in the English copy.
Near the end of the press release, Van Tran also made a promise not stated in the English version. He said he would support the appeal.