Sunday, February 26, 2012
*Since the clip keeps changing, I changed the original post
Texas Judge Tonya Parker is making a lot firsts. Not only is she the first Black lesbian to serve as judge in Texas, but she will not perform any marriage ceremonies until there is equality for all.
"I don't perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality and until it does, I'm not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn't apply to another group of people," Parker said in a video of the Tuesday discussion. "And 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."This is an interesting stance to take. What do you think?
A spokeswoman for the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct said the commission had no comment.