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Judge Vance Day Denied Marriage Licenses to Homosexual Couples


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Atheist Republic (News)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): n.d.

Hement Mehta reported on the Marion County Circuit Judge Vance Day’s punishment by the Oregon Supreme Court with the “longest sentence it’s ever given to a sitting judge.

Judge Day refused to marry same-sex couples for three years. He told staff to avoid the “public detection” of his activities in the denial of equal marriage to homosexual couples. For example, if a same-sex couple came to his workplace and asked the staff for a marriage license, the staff would declare that Day was unavailable at that time.

This was not the case for heterosexual or straight couples. Day has been suspended. He will not be given pay. Of 8 claims of professional misconduct, he was found guilty of 6. Vance is a proud Evangelical Christian.

What Day doesn’t understand is a simple truth about his office. As the saying goes, he put his hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution, not the other way around,” Mehta stated, “His private beliefs about gay couples go out the window when he’s on the clock. Instead, his poor judgment was always on display. It’s about time he got punished for it.


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