Friday, February 24, 2012

Lesbian Judge in Texas Refuses to Wed Couples; Won't Do So Until Same Sex TX Couples Can Marry

The Raw Story website reports today (February 24, 2012) that a lesbian judge in Texas is refusing to wed opposite sex couples until same sex couples can be married as well.

"I do not perform them because it is not an equal application of the law. Period," Judge Tonya Parker said.

Parker -- the first openly LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) African-American elected officially in the state's history -- explained why she refuses to perform marriages.

She said, "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."