拒發結婚證書的 Davis 與拒絕主持婚禮的法官 Parker 有何分別?

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There’s nothing in the job description which says district judges have to perform marriage ceremonies. In fact, the only Dallas judge who even mentions weddings is Justice of the Peace Judge Al Cercone. Bexar County Justices of the Peace are also the only judges who advertise weddings. Houston municipal courts started doing weddings in 2013 as a way to bring in more cash. But it’s not a constitutional requirement. It’s just something judges can do to earn more money or to help couples save cash on a lavish ceremony.

The Rowan County Clerk’s Office is required to issue marriage licenses whether Davis likes it or not. This means the judge was correct in finding her in contempt of court. Davis shouldn’t have been sent to jail, but the judge had every right to make that call. There’s no way to logically compare Davis and Parker and what they did on marriage. One was refusing to do her elected duties, while the other was refusing to do optional duties. Those on the right who are trying to compare the two aren’t doing their homework or just don’t care.

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