Washington, USA: Judge Refuses to Marry Same Sex Couples

Written by scott on December 31st, 2012

Washington State Judge Refuses to Marry Same Sex CouplesA Washington state judge has refused to marry gay and lesbian couples. Couples began marrying on December 9 following the November 6 passage of Referendum 74, which upheld a gay marriage law approved by lawmakers. (County clerks began issuing marriage licenses on December 6. However, the state imposes a 3-day waiting period.)

According to Seattle Gay News (SGN), Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary Tabor has notified court personnel that he will not officiate over the weddings of gay couples.

SGN reported that Tabor said that he would “not be comfortable” marrying gay couples during a December 5 meeting of judges and administrative staff.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. kitaro says:

    i say fire him if he cant do what he is paid to do hes not paid to be comfortable in what he does and i am sure hes made way more uncomfortable decisions yet hes playing the i cant marry a gay couple card so u say fire him or replace him plain and simple

  2. David says:

    He should be removed from the bench. As a judge, his job is to uphold the law, not pick which one to enforce and not enforce. If an employee refuses to do his job and employer would fire him. Judges aare no different

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