Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:53

Lesbian Judge Refuses To Marry Straight Couples

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juge tonya parker

A lesbian judge in Texas refuses to conduct marriage ceremonies for straight couples as long as gay and lesbian couples will not be able to marry too.

According to NYDailyNews, Judge Tonya Parker explained her decision at a monthly meeting for the Stonewall Democrats of Dallas:

"I do not perform them because it is not an equal application of the law.

"I use it as my opportunity to give them a lesson about marriage equality in the state because I feel like I have to tell them why I’m turning them away," she said.

"So I usually will offer them something along the lines of, 'I'm sorry. I don’t perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality, and until it does, I am not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn’t apply to another group of people.

"And it’s kind of oxymoronic for me to perform ceremonies that can’t be performed for me, so I’m not going to do it," she added.

I think it is a good initiative, that's great straights can feel a little bit what we feel.

 

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