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    Gay Texas Judge Refuses to Perform Marriage Ceremonies(edited)

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    I sympathize with her.

    And I believe her heart is in the right place.

    But I just feel it doesn't help your case to turn around and do the exact same thing that you so adamantly oppose in the first place.

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Can judges really refuse that sort of thing? They're civil servants. I have problem with religious leaders refusing their particular service to people, but the government shouldn't be allowed to do so.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Can judges really refuse that sort of thing? They're civil servants. I have problem with religious leaders refusing their particular service to people, but the government shouldn't be allowed to do so.

    Yes they can and the will have suffer the consequences.

    A better query would be if it is criminal? And I would say no.

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Why should anyone receive a "marriage certificate"? What for? It's a benefit. I should know, I definitely see the difference on my income tax now lol. Get rid of government marriage and you solve a whole lot of problems.

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Can judges really refuse that sort of thing? They're civil servants. I have problem with religious leaders refusing their particular service to people, but the government shouldn't be allowed to do so.
    I am in favor of gay marriage, but this judge needs to be fired for not doing her job.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Yes they can and the will have suffer the consequences.

    A better query would be if it is criminal? And I would say no.
    No, it shouldn't be criminal. But for government employees, such as a judge, they should be dismissed for disallowing the law.
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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No, it shouldn't be criminal. But for government employees, such as a judge, they should be dismissed for disallowing the law.

    Judges are elected in Texas. And she has not broken a single law.

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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.

    How does one fire an elected official? Impeachment maybe but firing/ NO.

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    Re: Gay judge refuses to perform Straight weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Judges are elected in Texas. And she has not broken a single law.
    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.
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