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  • By Andrew Wolfson

    A family court judge who sits in Barren and Metcalfe counties has announced he will no longer hear adoption cases involving “homosexual parties” because he believes allowing a gay person to a […]

    • Sounds to me like a complete asshole who has recognized that they are a complete asshole and done us all the service of recusing themselves from cases that could/should/would be overturned at some point in the future. this saves time/money/bullshit/heartache.

      contrast this with the fuckheads that won’t serve a CAKE to a homosexual because of their “beliefs”. Forget that their “Jesus” washed the feet of whores.

      At least this shitwad realizes that he is a shitwad and has eliminated himself from CONCLUDING IN A COMPLETELY STUPID DIRECTION.

    • Kentucky state law allows gay couples to adopt… He said in the
      order issued Thursday, that “as a matter of conscience” he believes
      that “under no circumstance” would “the best interest of the child be
      promoted by the adoption by a practicing homosexual.”

      Could this behavior start a domino effect in other judges? Like with gynecologists here in this stupid croatia and in Italy (and perhaps other European countries; I do not have data) when they do not want to preform abortion relying on “matter of conscience”.

      It would be frightering seeing other judges behaving in the same way. It would perhaps cause an issue (fairly widespread practice) that only new law that would ban existing law wich allows gay couples to adopt? Who knows, perhaps this disqualification could provoke more of them, and eventualy a pressure on law from a caste of a judges. I hope not, but I have seen similar scenario in gynecologists (supported from church in shadow).

    • If he can’t impartially uphold the laws of his state, or the country, then maybe he should resign rather than just recuse himself from hearing cases involving laws he doesn’t like. Justice is supposed to be blind but in the USA it’s often deaf, dumb and stupid too.

    • … then maybe he should resign rather than just recuse himself from
      hearing cases involving laws he doesn’t like.

      I agree. Although, we know he is not going to do so by himself. He should be removed from his working place (another question who has ingerence to do so). I supose, Trump, or any capitalist would not tolerate such behaviour in their own companies, and person would be removed from company. But this irresponsible behavior is acceptable in ‘state’ companies,… and we are supose to accept their irresponsability. 🙁 Unfortunately, servants of the state do not experience themselves as tools for public service,…they see themselves more as ones who has gain office and a power to run their own (personal) opinion. 🙁 Criminal and sad.

    • @OP – A family court judge who sits in Barren and Metcalfe counties has announced he will no longer hear adoption cases involving “homosexual parties” because he believes allowing a gay person to adopt could never be in the child’s best interest.

      Nance cited a judicial ethics rule that says a judge must disqualify himself when he has a personal bias or prejudice.

      Just as when someone has a religious or commercial affiliation or vested interest in an item requiring judgement, it is correct to recognise the potential bias and hand the case to someone impartial.

      This is a far more moral position than someone who clandestinely exercises their prejudices or hidden interests to pervert the outcome!

      This is very much a lesson which is yet to be recognised and implemented in the White House!

      Judge W. Mitchell Nance, who begins court each day by requiring everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance,

      I wonder how that is supposed to work on cases such as the robbing of tourists, or assaults on foreign nationals?