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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483 View Post
    Obviously not an opponent of SSM, but I am an opponent of activist judges. It is not the function of the judiciary to make laws or social statements. It is their job to apply the law that already exists to the matter before them. If that matter is officiating over the marriage of a man and a woman, I think the law is crystal clear. There is no room for interpretation, which actually IS the function of the judiciary.
    Since she is not required by law to hear any wedding what has she done wrong? It is her job to apply that specific law only if she wants. That's the law. So stuff the activist judge talk. If you knew what her job fully entailed maybe you wouldn't make such flagrant errors in your post.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    Since she is not required by law to hear any wedding what has she done wrong? It is her job to apply that specific law only if she wants. That's the law. So stuff the activist judge talk. If you knew what her job fully entailed maybe you wouldn't make such flagrant errors in your post.
    However, it's illegal for her to discriminate. Read the title of the thread:

    Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings
    Just like the JOP that refused to marry a mixed race couple. He was in violation of the law.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

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    However, it's illegal for her to discriminate. Read the title of the thread:



    Just like the JOP that refused to marry a mixed race couple. He was in violation of the law.
    What do you not understand about she is not required to preform any marriage. If Texas is not a same sex marriage state which it is not she cannot preform those. If she refuses to preside over heterosexual marriages she is presiding over no marriages. How is this discrimination? What don't you understand about such a simple fact. NOT REQUIRED by law to preside over any.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    What do you not understand about she is not required to preform any marriage. If Texas is not a same sex marriage state which it is not she cannot preform those. If she refuses to preside over heterosexual marriages she is presiding over no marriages. How is this discrimination? What don't you understand about such a simple fact. NOT REQUIRED by law to preside over any.
    Would you have the same view if this were another judge in a state that allows SSM who said they wouldn't officiate any homosexual marriages?
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Would you have the same view if this were another judge in a state that allows SSM who said they wouldn't officiate any homosexual marriages?
    Yes if the law of the state said that judges were not required to preside over weddings. If the law required them to do so then I would have a problem.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    I think she can because there are other judges that will preform the ceremony.
    I think she's top notch for taking a stand.
    I don't think she should be allowed to because she's a judge and needs to be impartial to the exercise of law. She cannot allow her own personal prejudices or ideals cloud her service to the People.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483 View Post
    Obviously not an opponent of SSM, but I am an opponent of activist judges.
    What about activist Bishops and Priests?

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I don't think she should be allowed to because she's a judge and needs to be impartial to the exercise of law. She cannot allow her own personal prejudices or ideals cloud her service to the People.
    She is not obligated by Texas law to preside over any wedding. Since there is no same sax marriage in Texas and she will not oversee heterosexual marriage she is not doing any. If she were required to preside over marriages it would be a different story. This is really a non news story.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    What about activist Bishops and Priests?
    They're free to discriminate along religious lines.
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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.
    You probably can't fire her but come election time she will be history.
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