USA, Ohio: State Lawmaker Wants to Impeach Judge Who Ordered Same Sex Marriage Recognition

Written by scott on September 24th, 2013

Ohio Representative John BeckerAn Ohio state lawmaker, Representative John Becker, wants to impeach a judge he disagrees with over two marriage equality rulings.

The Advocate reports:

An Ohio lawmaker wants to impeach the federal judge who declared the state must recognize the same-sex marriage of a terminally ill gay man and his husband, claiming the judge’s ruling violated “state sovereignty.” State Rep. John Becker, a Republican who represents Union Township, penned a letter to one of Ohio’s representatives in the U.S. House asking the fellow republican to initiate impeachment proceedings against Judge Timothy Black. But according to the state lawmaker, Black’s rulings amount to a “malfeasance and abuse of power.” In his letter to Wenstrup, Becker expresses his “concerns about the federal government’s ever growing propensity to violate state sovereignty,” noting that federal judges are appointed for life, and the only way to remove such a justice is for the House of Representatives to vote to impeach the jurist, followed by a concurring vote from the U.S. Senate.

Don’t agree with a judge’s ruling? Impeach them!!! So much for an independent judiciary in this country. It’s all about fear and intimidation.

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