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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 being impartial. No marriages wether you are gay or straight, period.

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    I can sort of understand both sides of it... I support the judge but I also want her to do her job. Think about all the straight people who have no real opinion on the gay marriage issue, but just want to get married. Why should they be dragged into the politics through no fault of their own?

    I know... how about everyone just refuse to do their job anytime they want something? You know what that would get us? Just a higher unemployment number.

    I don't think she should be fired because it takes a lot to become a judge, but her approach will likely backfire.

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You probably can't fire her but come election time she will be history.
    I lean towards voting for her. And I live here in Texas. Where the judicial system has been abused to deny people rights and a "old boy network" has been used to the detriment of this great State.

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    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.
    The title was Mine. The actual article title does not define what type of marriage.

    Whereas I can see you have a valid point, she still has my support. I am sure she knew the effect this would have on her career. She was willing to risk that career in order to make that stand. Our history is full of people that risked everything to promote a cause that they believed in very strongly. He stance on this issue may well lead to her dismissal and I am sure she is ready for it.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

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    I applaud this woman for standing up for her principles.

    As long as all judges get to follow their own conscience on this too, fine.,

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    As long as all judges get to follow their own conscience on this too, fine.,
    I disagree. Judges, like lawyers and doctors, have ethical canons and other job related mandates they must follow.

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You probably can't fire her but come election time she will be history.
    Do you really think so?
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You probably can't fire her but come election time she will be history.
    Judges aren't elected.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Judges aren't elected.
    But judicial retention elections are held in some states. I think that's what he is referring to.

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

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    I applaud this woman for standing up for her principles.

    Live at ten o clock news judge loses her job and the gay and tranny crowd on ABC other other homosexual propaganda channels make huge stink over this.
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