The writings came when she had the last name of Grassi, 24 years ago when she was a student at Wisconsin's Marquette University.
The judge declined an interview from reporters on Monday, but she did release a written statement, saying in part:
"To those offended by comments I made as a young college student, I apologize, and assure you that those comments are not reflective of my worldview. These comments have nothing to do with who I am as a person or a jurist, and they have nothing to do with the issues facing the voters of this state."
Yeah, OK Judge Bradley. Except you DID write them…
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker — who appointed Bradley — released a one sentence statement on Monday, too:
"Justice Bradley appropriately made it clear today that a column written in college does not reflect her views as a Supreme Court justice, a Court of Appeals judge, a circuit court judge or as an attorney."
Wisconsin's U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, who just so happens to be the first openly gay person to serve in the Senate, called Judge Bradley's trash opinions "hate speech," and made a much stronger statement about it:
"These hateful and divisive writings raise serious questions about Rebecca Bradley's fitness to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court as a fair, impartial and independent justice."
For what it's worth, Bradley has yet to say whether she supports gay rights to marry, which were decided last year by the United States Supreme Court.