24 February 2012

New hero: Lesbian judge refuses to perform marriage ceremonies; strengthens my own resolve

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.

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