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Christian Texas Judge’s Suit Over Same-Sex Wedding Warning Nixed

Nov. 12, 2020, 5:31 PM

A Jack County, Texas, judge lacks standing to sue the state’s judicial conduct commission over a warning it issued to a Texas justice of the peace for her religious-based refusal to preside over same-sex weddings, a federal court ruled.

Judge Brian Keith Umphress said he similarly declines to marry same-sex couples because he is a Christian who believes that marriage is only between one man and one woman and that homosexual conduct is immoral and contrary to his faith.

He also plans to run for re-election on a platform that the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 2015 gay marriage ruling Obergefell ...