Wash. judge admonished over gay-weddi...

Wash. judge admonished over gay-wedding comment

There are 9 comments on the The News Tribune story from Oct 4, 2013, titled Wash. judge admonished over gay-wedding comment. In it, The News Tribune reports that:

Judge Gary Tabor first made the comments during an administrative meeting shortly before Washington's gay marriage law took effect late last year.

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Since: Sep 10

Earth

#1 Oct 4, 2013
If this were 1970, Tabor would be saying, "I don't perform interracial marriages."

If this were 1940, Tabor would be saying, "I don't perform jewish marriages."

Etc., ad nauseum. Bigots deserve to be called out and mocked.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Oct 5, 2013
This poor judge is messed up every way from Sunday
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When following religion conflicts with enforcing the rule of law; 'judge' Tabor needs a new occupation

“Married 6/17/08”

Since: Feb 07

Porterville, CA

#3 Oct 5, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
This poor judge is messed up every way from Sunday
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When following religion conflicts with enforcing the rule of law; 'judge' Tabor needs a new occupation
Reminds me of a story I heard Tuesday night. "Do you know the difference between God and a Judge?... God doesn't think he is a Judge."

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Oct 5, 2013
jcofe wrote:
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Reminds me of a story I heard Tuesday night. "Do you know the difference between God and a Judge?... God doesn't think he is a Judge."
Guess you never heard of the ultimate "JUDGMENT DAY", huh ?

And saying God is NOT a "judge" runs counter to the beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Oct 5, 2013
If a judge refuses to carry out their judicial responsibilities and treat all people who come before him equally, then he should be removed from the bench.

suppose a judge said, "I'm a born-again Christian therefore i will not marry non-Christians." ? Nearly everyone would then agree that a judge should be removed from the bench for that.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#6 Oct 5, 2013
"The state's Judicial Conduct Commission noted that judges aren't obligated to perform any weddings"

He should just stop doing weddings.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Oct 5, 2013
Wondering wrote:
"The state's Judicial Conduct Commission noted that judges aren't obligated to perform any weddings"
He should just stop doing weddings.
The issue isn't just weddings, but rather his obvious bias against gays & lesbians as a sitting judge. How can any gay or lesbian person expect to get a fair hearing from him on ANY issue?

He obviously has let his personal religious views affect his ability to fairly adjudicate, and therefore should be removed from the bench.

This is exactly why religion needs to be separate from government.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#8 Oct 5, 2013
Again, this is a SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE who has publicly admitted he has an irrational religious based bias against gays & lesbians. How is he still fit to serve??

If he had said he had a religious objection to Jews marrying or blacks owning property or Hispanics voting, does ANYONE think he'd still be on the bench?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#9 Oct 5, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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The issue isn't just weddings, but rather his obvious bias against gays & lesbians as a sitting judge. How can any gay or lesbian person expect to get a fair hearing from him on ANY issue?
He obviously has let his personal religious views affect his ability to fairly adjudicate, and therefore should be removed from the bench.
This is exactly why religion needs to be separate from government.
Exactly !

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