Can judges refuse to perform same-sex weddings?

01/18/2013 | Seattle Times, The

Judges are generally expected to avoid the appearance of bias, but what about when it comes to marrying couples whose union violates their religious beliefs? The question is so far an academic one, but experts say that judges who choose to perform weddings for straight couples may find it violates judicial ethics to decline to marry gay or lesbian couples. "There’re lots of arguments and ideas you can raise on either side of the case. It’s unsettled until its settled," said Reiko Callner, executive director of the state Commission on Judicial Conduct.

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