(Washington) Thurston County judge refuses to marry same-sex couples

Dec 21, 2012 Full story: www.sgn.org 40

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary Tabor has notified court personnel that he will not marry same-sex couples. Tabor's judicial assistant, Kristal Rowland, confirmed this to SGN on December 20.

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“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#1 Dec 21, 2012
If he can't do the job, he needs to get a different one. It's the law, he has to enforce it, not decide what it is.
Gabe

Anonymous Proxy

#2 Dec 21, 2012
Way to go Judge Tabor!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#3 Dec 21, 2012
Gabe wrote:
Way to go Judge Tabor!
Liberals like you shouldn't be allowed to vote.

“TAKIA AND TA TONKA”

Since: Aug 08

HAPPY TOGETHER!!!

#4 Dec 21, 2012
If this Judge is elected......he could lose his reelection bid!!!

Remember 3 Justices were not reelected in Iowa for doing their job when they ruled it was UNCONSTITUTIONAL to deny the right to marry for Same-Sex Couples!!!!

This Judge is also NOT doing his job.......I hope he has some retirement plans in place!!!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#5 Dec 22, 2012
That is his option.
Speedieg

Atlanta, GA

#6 Dec 22, 2012
This clearly shows he can not impartially discharge the duties of his office and should be impeached.

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#7 Dec 22, 2012
The financial institution I work for holds a couple of accounts for ultra-conservative groups.

If I were to refuse to assist these customers with their transactions, based on my disagreement with them and their policies, I would be fired.

As I should be.

No employee of the people should be retained if he/she refuses to serve one group or another based on some personal bias.

If you can't do your job, find another.
Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Dec 22, 2012
Then he should resign his position because he is unable to follow the law that he was hired to uphold.
hi hi

Lancaster, PA

#9 Dec 22, 2012
This is another one of those "shrug" moments for me, because of the response I foresee. The pro-gay will probably not try to fight this very hard, and I believe that it would have to be fought extensively and viciously to reach any justice in this matter.

I have a hunch this would be a difficult fight -- against a judge -- and I believe it should occur anyway, no matter what.

But, then again, oh well. I doubt that'll happen.

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#10 Dec 22, 2012
every LGBT person who has ever gone before this judge andeen convicted of even the smallest of crimes, now needs to file a lawsuit against the county for wrongfull prosecution given the judge clearly convicted you for being gay

and if charged with a crime in his court plead that you do not have to obey the law because it violates your morals

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#11 Dec 22, 2012
heck thurston county isn't that far from me... i might just stroll down there and break a few laws that violate my personal morals... like say prostitution... sweeyt
hi hi

Lancaster, PA

#12 Dec 23, 2012
Lililth_Satans_Bore wrote:
every LGBT person who has ever gone before this judge andeen convicted of even the smallest of crimes, now needs to file a lawsuit against the county for wrongfull prosecution given the judge clearly convicted you for being gay
and if charged with a crime in his court plead that you do not have to obey the law because it violates your morals
See, this is the *type* of thing I'm talking about, indeed. This is the *type* of thing the antigay would do; and I believe a huge outcry -- in action and deed, not just in words -- should occur for every one of these infractions.

There gets a point, I suspect, where people don't have enough hours in the day, though. And I understand that.

But this judge is WAY out of line and a vociferous outcry should be raised, along with actions of the ilk you describe, not necessarily *what* you describe but of that ilk, to fight and fight this nonstop. I really, really cannot goddamn tolerate these people who are creating problems out of *nothing*; I have zero-point-zero tolerance for it, never have, never will.
see no evil

Wilmington, OH

#13 Dec 27, 2012
he should get a raise and medals for being courageous and standing up for what he believes
Marcia

Spokane, WA

#14 Jan 3, 2013
I tell you so sick and tired of gays trying to push their ways on to others so what the judge has a right not to perform a wedding as a minority I voted aganist same-sex marriage its states clearly in the Bible God condems it and as a. Minority I am sick of gays using civil rights they never had the kkk after them or was used as slaves or hanged by the kkk so stop using civil rights as a way to get what u want and these so call prechers who stand with u. Can't prech the word of God cause it says it right in the Bible so I stand behind the judge and so does God so back off he has as much right to voice his right as u gays do and another thing ur not married in the eyes of God only in the eyes of man look in the Bible if u don't believe and the rainbow stands for God's promise not to flood the earth way to go judge!

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#15 Jan 3, 2013
Marcia wrote:
I tell you...
And somewhere in the distance I can hear the collective sob of every English teacher whoever knew you. I hoped that hurt to think as it did to try to read. Jesus doesn't hate punctuation and neither should you.

Anyways, the Judge is employed by ALL the people dear and that includes those who will be marrying someone of their own sex and that means if he performs marriages in his capacity as judge, he cannot discriminate, period.

By the way, your obvious problems with us gay folk, they are your problems, not ours.
I HATE QUEERS

United States

#16 Jan 3, 2013
Way to go Judge Tabor!

Keep up the good fight brother!
Marcia

Spokane, WA

#18 Jan 3, 2013
Yes God loves all but look in the Bible its a sin and I have no problem with the person but don't push ur hate on me or a judge cause we don't believe in ur cause why don't u ask the kkk what hate is they hated blacks Native Americans and Jews and I have no problem with people I just don't believe in gay rights and there is nothing wrong with my English and as a black person I know what the Bilbe says God made man then woman for the purpose of having kids since when can a man have kids and gay women have to find a man to have kids so I voice my say and you voiced yours! I am sticking behind the judge

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#19 Jan 3, 2013
Marcia wrote:
Yes God ...
No sweetie, YOU say it is a sin, the Bible is nothing more than your excuse. Many Christians have read the very same Bible that you claim to, but they learned an entirely different message for God's lesbian and gay children than you did. Your choice of beliefs are your own fault, not the Bible's, not God's, not Jesus, Moses nor Adam and Steve, they are YOUR CHOICE.

You have every right to live pretty much according to whatever ugly little beliefs your little heart desires, but don't get so freaked out that we aren't giving much deference to your sad lifestyle choices. We aren't required to make the same unfortunate mistakes you have.
Marcia

Spokane, WA

#20 Jan 3, 2013
Let's just say this we all have to stand in front of God so you had your say and I had mine so I stand behind the judge he has every right and did u know that not a lot of gays are not getting married in churches think about that so good nite way to go judge lots of people ar behind you

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#21 Jan 3, 2013
Jesus, save us from some of your Christians and tell them not to be afraid to use punctuation.

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