Since the Supreme Court ruled to legalize gay marriage a few weeks ago, conservatives who work as judges or county clerks have been rebelling against the decision by refusing to perform the unions.
Judge James DePiazza of Denton County, Texas said he did not want to be one of these judges, despite the fact that he openly disagrees with gay marriage. According to Mediaite, DePiazza has agreed to perform the marriages on one condition: that couples sign a form acknowledging that he disapproves of their union.
“Judge DePiazza prefers to NOT conduct same-sex ceremonies, but will not decline anyone who chooses to schedule with him,” says the form. “While we may not necessarily agree with, we acknowledge Judge DePiazza’s position that he prefers not to conduct same-sex marriages and agree not to address the topic of same-sex marriages with Judge DePiazza before, during or after the ceremony.”
You can read the full form here.
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