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USA, Washington: Judge Who Won’t Marry Same Sex Couples “Admonished” By the State

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Washington Judge Gary TaborA judge who refuses to marry anyone but heterosexual couples has been admonished by the state of Washington.

The Olympian reports:

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary Tabor was admonished by state judicial authorities Friday for saying last year he would not perform weddings for same-sex couples — even though he was doing them for opposite-sex couples. The Washington Judicial Conduct Commission announced the sanction Friday, saying that state law does not allow discrimination based on sexual orientation. The admonishment amounts to a warning and was the least-severe punishment available. It came about as part of a stipulated agreement with the socially conservative judge.


The agreement with the commission did note that Tabor stated he had taken steps to ensure that same-sex couples were not without someone to officiate at their ceremonies.

Slap on the wrist, and he can continue to discriminate.

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