Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary Tabor confirmed that he is not making himself available to perform same-sex weddings, due to “philosophical and religious reasons.” “I do not wish to perform same-sex marriages,” Tabor said.
A proposal to write Indiana's gay marriage ban into the state constitution may be on hold as Republican leaders ponder its fate this year, but the House and Senate sponsors are charging ahead anyway. Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, said he plans to introduce the measure in the House this year.
Law student Michael Corliss thought he was just being a “law nerd” when he chose a passage from the landmark Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court marriage decision for a friend to read at his August wedding ceremony.
When Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger passed away, Marty Edwards said a co-worker at First National Bank of Granbury asked who Ledger was. “He was some faggot in a gay cowboy movie,” a senior loan officer answered. “Who cares if he died.”
A coalition of West Side ministers was urging state lawmakers to reject legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois, but at least one lawmaker said the ministers’ threat of political backlash against lawmakers who vote for gay marriage was nothing but an “empty threat.”
Gallaudet University announced late Monday that it has reinstated its chief diversity officer, who was placed on paid administrative leave in October for signing a petition to place Maryland’s same-sex marriage law on the ballot in a voter referendum.