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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I am in favor of gay marriage, but this judge needs to be fired for not doing her job.
    No Dan.She has every right to work in the areas that she would prefer.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    No Dan.She has every right to work in the areas that she would prefer.
    No. This ain't the private sector, this is government. They uphold the full of their duty, or they get out. That's it. There's no compromise with government.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Marriage contract is a government issued and recognized contract. Her refusal to issue on when legally requested shows that her personal bias will get in the way of her performing her proper and rightful duties as an important civil servant. A judge is not there to act upon their religious or personal convictions. They are there to make sure the law is upheld (which was not done through refusal of government entity to issue a government contract when lawfully requested) and to ensure justice is served. If she cannot put her religious or personal convictions aside to properly perform her duties as a judge (one of the most important positions we have in relation to exercise of government force against the individual), than she should not be allowed to be a judge.

    Inability to do your job should be grounds for dismissal.
    But the law is upheld here in Texas. The law doesn't say she has marry people.

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    It appears she's simply refusing to perform any marriage ceremonies at all (which in Texas means straight marriage only). Not sure that she doesn't have that discretion; she probably does.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    But the is upheld here in Texas. The law doesn't say she has marry people.
    The government must issue contracts which are properly and legally applied for. The government is not allowed to insert personal opinion to the exercise of their duties. They do it, or they get out. That's it. The government cannot be allowed personal bias when executing the duties we charge it with. It either does it, or it gets replaced. That's all there is to it.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    I have no problem with her overall action that called attnetion to this story: makes sense seeing as how she herself cannot marry.

    I do wish ,though, that she didn't use the "molestation of a young boy" case as an example of how 'homosexual' is sometimes used as a derogatory interchanged with pedophilia. That seemed wrong.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No. This ain't the private sector, this is government. They uphold the full of their duty, or they get out. That's it. There's no compromise with government.
    Well, you get fired in the free market. It's a bit more difficult in government (mafia)

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    It appears she's simply refusing to perform any marriage ceremonies at all (which in Texas means straight marriage only). Not sure that she doesn't have that discretion; she probably does.
    If the government is not held to the just and rightful demands of the People, then we are in deep ****.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The government must issue contracts which are properly and legally applied for. The government is not allowed to insert personal opinion to the exercise of their duties. They do it, or they get out. That's it. The government cannot be allowed personal bias when executing the duties we charge it with. It either does it, or it gets replaced. That's all there is to it.

    And again Judges are elected in Texas. It is up to the people to vote her out.

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by anarchomoney View Post
    Well, you get fired in the free market. It's a bit more difficult in government (mafia)
    It is because of their attitude of lording over us and their belief that we should be held to whatever they say whenever they say it. But this is a Republic (at least for now), and as such it is not the government which is the seat of authority and sovereignty; it is the People. We charged the government with issuing the marriage license (actually, they usurped it; but that's another topic all together). When legally requested, they must then issue it. No ifs ands or buts about it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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