Kudos to Dallas County Judge Tonya Parker, who is refusing to perform marriage ceremonies to highlight the sad fact that same-sex couples cannot marry in Texas. Parker, a lesbian, refers couples to other judges instead.
I applaud Judge Parker's commitment to her principles. Her story strengthens my own already-steadfast resolve to not remarry until my lesbian and gay friends can also marry here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Same-sex couples should not be treated as second-class citizens. No one should.