Toledo Judge Refuses to Marry Same-Sex Couple

On July 8, 2015, Toledo Municipal Court Judge C. Allen McConnell refused to marry a same-sex couple seeking to get married at the municipal court, a function the court has traditionally conducted.  Judge McConnell later cited his “personal and Christian beliefs” for declining to perform the ceremony.  After waiting for 45 minutes, Judge William Connelly, Jr. married the couple.   Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage, similar situations have arisen across the country, as there have been instances in Kentucky, Alabama, and Texas, where court clerks have refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. To read more about Judge McConnell’s controversial decision, click here.



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