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Texas Judge Refuses To Wed Straight Couples Until She Can Wed Gay Couples Too!!

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Down in Dallas, a judge has taken a stand!!

Tonya Parker refuses to perform marriage ceremonies for straight couples until marriage equality is legalized.

At last week's Stonewall Democrats of Dallas meeting, Judge Parker explained her reasoning:

I do not perform them because it is not an equal application of the law. Period.

I use it as my opportunity to give them a lesson about marriage equality in the state because I feel like I have to tell them why I’m turning them away.

I am not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn’t apply to another group of people.

You go gurl!!

Our verdict?? She is GUILTY! …guilty of being the hottest judge in Texas, LOL!!

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57 comments to “Texas Judge Refuses To Wed Straight Couples Until She Can Wed Gay Couples Too!!”

  1. 1

    Thata girl!! Thought I would be one of the intelligent and enlightened and POSITIVE responders before all the homophobic, ignorant and backwards people attack gays or attack Perez for being gay….seriously, haters: go to something better with your time. Just because you are miserable with your own lives does not make us wanna read your hateful words. Anywyay, glad she is taking a stance. MORE should until equality for ALL!!

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    It's only because she is gay herself, I mean, look at how broad her shoulders are. She is in the wrong state to fight for gay marriage though, no matter how extremely gay the city of Dallas may be. Texas won't have same-sex marriages until the marriage laws being controlled by the states are overturned and it becomes a federal issue.

  3. 3

    I think this protest will change the tide. It is about time that a judge took a stand.

  4. 4

    of course she did…but we should never think the muslim will rule for the man or against the gay…after all they hate christians and thast all that matters.

    and of course if its a straight guy and he says he wont marry a gay couple, remove him from office disbar and jail him…but this lady is a hero for disregarding the law she is sworn to protect. lets make her a hero for being a judge who wont follow the law and wont go about the proper way of challenging it..right perez?

  5. 5

    Re: Its Veruca Salt blah blah blah: broad shoulders are indicative of gayness? Wow, are you sheltered….perhaps where you live all gays have broad shoulders (like straight women don't?), but the REAL gay world is diverse just like the straight world…small, big, petite, pretty, ugly,…just like everyone else…Sad you are that ignorant about gays…..perhaps get beyond your narrow thinking for starters. The gay women I know are lipstick and feminine…and shockingly, NO BROAD SHOULDERS. GASP!!!!

  6. 6

    good for her but she is fighting a loosing battle in texas. its the most close-minded red state out there. and i know because ive been stuck here for years.

  7. Wrenn says – reply to this


    Well, since it is LEGAL for a man and woman to marry she is obviously not following the law and should have her law license revoked…IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

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    Re: bobo99 – SHE IS STANDING UP to an ignorant law that does not allow all people the same civil rights! What is it about you ignorant people that you cannot wrap your pea brains around this topic? There are laws that forbade blacks equal rights and it took people taking a STANCE to change the law…The time has come where people will not stand for ignorance ANY longer…so GET USED TO IT. Humans are humans and deserve equal rights…PERIOD.

  9. Wrenn says – reply to this


    Re: sanfran1 – I agree that broad shoulders are no indication of being a lesbian, but this is definitely a muff muncher…without a doubt.

  10. 10

    Re: sanfran1 – I didn't say anything about ALL GAY WOMEN. I said that in the instance of this one woman, you can tell that she is a lesbian by looking at her as she has very butch qualities. Anyone with eyes can see that this woman prefers to have sex with other women. Stop thinking everyone is out to attack gays and get a fucking life. I have lipstick lesbians and butch lesbians in my family, I know how the gay community is. What a sheltered life you must have lived to think everyone is out to attack gay people?

  11. 11

    Her job as a judge is to follow and apply the law, period. She should be disbarred for inserting her own political/social beliefs into this. It matters not what she personally believes….she took an oath to uphold the law, the law allows marriage between a man and a woman, and she should enforce it. She can work to change the law but as a judge this is just wrong.

  12. 12

    Re: sanfran1 – i agree…every person should decide which laws they like and which they dont and do whatever they want. thats a great society…its called anarchy. you heard this tool…only observe the laws you like…dont try and change them, just brake them…and youre a hero!

  13. 13

    Well basically shes in a position of power given to her by the people..She'll be fired soon enough. You can't sit there and be someone in that kind of position only to refuse someone the right to do something simply because you do not agree with it.

    Re: sanfran1 – Shut up you're actually worse than most of the gay bashrs here. You hate and trash talk anything that has testicles. Homophobes hate 10% of the population. You hate 50%..Don't even. You're a moron.

  14. 14

    As a gay man living in Texas, I can assure you that Texas is not the closed-minded state people make it out to be. While I disagree with this judge and her decision to not carry out the law as it was intended (which is the sole purpose of a judge) I agree with her reasoning. I can't believe this is 2012 and we still have people who have to fight for their rights in this country because of the way they were born. Absolutely embarrassing. We should be hundreds of years past this shit.

  15. 15

    Re: bobo99 – With your reasoning, Blacks and women would still be property.

    What's wrong with the U.S.? Christian Talibans are no better than Muslim Talibans.

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    Judges in Texas are not allowed by law to marry people of the same sex. Many heterosexual judges do not perform marriage ceremonies with zero comment from the public in response. The reason many judges do not perform the ceremonies is simply because the law does not require them to perform marriage ceremonies. They have the right to perform them and many that do even charge for the service. Judge Parker is not required by law to perform marriage ceremonies. It is a right she has, but does not exercise because it cannot be administered equally to all citizens of this state. Simply she has the choice to perform them or not according to the law. She has not in any way refused to follow the law because this is not a duty she must perform in accordance to her position.

    President - Stonewall Democrats of Dallas

  18. 18

    cool! Fight for your rights!!

  19. 19

    who gives a shit? empty PR stunt. accomplishes nothing other than getting her name in the papers. What is SHE RUNNING for??

  20. 20

    um er,,,PEEEREX don't you think that it would be germaine to add that a) she is gay
    b) she is a district judge, and c) there are 13 district courts in the county.
    In indiana she would equate to a township small claims judge. strictly CIVIL actions only. small claims are the single A class baseball of the legal profession.

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    I'm all for gay marriage, partially because it's right and partially so people can shut the fuck up about it now christ. This woman knew what she was getting into when she took the job - she should've found another line of work or if she's just recently come around about gay marriage (unlikely, like others have said, got eyes?) then she should resign. I've refused to work in an industry where I could have made a lot more money than I ended up making because I totally disagreed with the work and the ideas behind it. Give it up lady, this is just annoying.

  22. 22

    Re: sanfran1 – everything you say is true, and veruca is a dipshit, but
    Judge Parker IS a lesbian. Her sexuality means nothing to me , but I thought is wasd strange that PEEEREX did not mention the fact. Neither did he mention her "court" is a small claims civil court, one of 13 in the county. His ability to write a mis-leading incomplete story is amazing.

  23. 23

    you people who make these judgements about this lady's sexuality based solely upon your judgement of her appearence make me want to fucking PUKE. lets see i'm old and white, must be a member of the clan, fuck you all. SHE is GAY, but I did some research about the lady before i provided some facts about her that PEEEREX avoided.

  24. 24

    Re: suckitracistscum – you're the worst of the bunch, your fake name says you are against judging people based on appearences, but you,asswipe, are doing exactly the same thing you are against. hypocritical cocksucker

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  26. 26

    Re: Wrenn – you should be sodomized…IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

  27. 27

    I don't get how it is going to hurt anybody to allow gays to legally marry throughout the country. The scared wimps who don't wants gays to marry don't lose any of their benefits by allowing others to have their marriage benefits too. Too many people are greedy and won't let anyone they hate have the same benefits and titles that they think they earned somehow.

  28. 28

    I'd like to put toothpaste on my dick and brush her teeth.

  29. 29

    she should be FIRED

  30. 30

    Hopefully they fire her ass. Can't stand it when public officials use their office to voice their personal opinion.

  31. 31

    she has a right to her opinion as we all do! but why should others be forced to accept things they do not agree with. the way to correct this if you do not like it is by changing the laws not by throwing a childlike tantrum. she has a job to do and should do it as the law states or move on to something that agrees with her views. she should be fired for refusing to do her job as it is written as I would with my job

  32. 32

    It's Veruca Salt Bitches!!! says some ignorant shit,, i simply questioned why their skin is lighter now than it was 5 years ago. how, in your universe, does that make ME a racist?? BTW your constant cap lock just continues to prove your, i'm guessing, genetically induced lack of cognitive abilitys. tell your sistermother i said hi.

  33. 33

    FIRE HER. She's not doing her job.

  34. 34

    Re: raypearson – We shit college degrees this way bitch! Too bad your father did your sister/mother in and we have a case of a dumb-ass with a faded ass beard and mildewing flesh like you on our hands. Regarding Rihanna and Nicki, makeup and lighting affects the appearance of skin color of black people. You obviously know nothing of African Americans, so mind your fucking own (inbreds). It's just so tiresome seeing trolls like you on this blog EVERY FUCKING DAY.

  35. 35

    Re: raypearson – And you better not respond to me bitch! You already look like you died seven times over so surely you can think of something else to do with your next two lives other than picking with me on the internet.

  36. 36

    she looks like a man with make-up on.

  37. 37

    Re: truthgal – this is exactly right.
    I also think this is a stunt. Bitch probably wants her own show.

  38. 38

    It's Veruca Salt Bitches!!! says – reply to this
    Re: raypearson – And you better not respond to me bitch!

    oh my i'm so scared, you called me a bad name, your insults are lame, and unoriginal. i already know i'm old and ugly, everyone knows this. of course the photo to the left is ME. unlike yourself i do not HIDE behind fake ass names and avatars. go suck your daddys little weiner and take 30 or 40mg of valium you'll be all better. hugs and kisses honeybunch.

  39. 39

    What a TON of people seem to be forgetting is that birth control is also LEGAL and yet doctors can refuse to prescribe it due to religious beliefs WITHOUT BEING FIRED. If she doesn't want to marry solely straight couples due to personal beliefs, that's really fine…as a matter of fact it's pretty progressive protest.

  40. 40

    Re: obbie doobie! – now that's cold, i think that while not beautiful, by any stretch, she is an attractive young lady.

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  42. 42

    In other words, although he's a judge, he will not enforce the law of the land. Not, only does he have judicial power, but he also has legislative powers…..all while collecting a bloated government paycheck. This judge is probably unemployable outside of the government.

  43. 43

    So is Tony(a) a man who wants to be a woman or a woman who wants to be a man. With a name like Tonya, the name could have been tweeked. Looks like he/she wants to be a man but is a woman. I'm so confused !

  44. 44

    Coaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrr she's gorge ;-) Fair play to her :-D

  45. 45

    good on her, although it makes her job as judge redundant and pointless.

  46. 46

    The only enlightenment I received from this post is that half of you fucktards don't know how to read. Performing marriages IS NOT a part of her office duties. Because she is judge, she has the ability the perform civil marriages. She's not breaking any laws.

  47. 47

    I get her stance, but this makes her one giant hypocrite. So, if a straight couple comes in and wants to be married she wont do it and this couple could be for gay rights.
    The couple themselves are not the problem, so now they might have to go through harder channels.
    This is the world we live in, people need to realize, nothing will ever be equal. It's the way it goes. I see all these people complaining that gays should be married and everyone should get on board. Then those people in the next breath would walk right past a homeless person and not even think to help.

  48. 48

    It is legal for a man and woman to be married and refuses to follow the law. Have her license revoked!

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    To all the BIGOTS, HATERS and other paid internet TROLLS. She is NOT mandated to preform marriages of any kind. From her website: I faithfully and fully perform all of my duties as the Presiding Judge of the 116th Civil District Court, where it is my honor to serve the citizens of Dallas County and the parties who have matters before the Court. Performing marriage ceremonies is not a duty that I have as the Presiding Judge of a civil district court. It is a right and privilege invested in me under the Family Code. I choose not to exercise it, as many other Judges do not exercise it. Because it is not part of our duties, some Judges even charge a fee to perform the ceremonies. I do not, and would never, impede any person’s right to get married. In fact, when people wander into my courtroom, usually while I am presiding over other matters, I direct them to the Judges in the courthouse who do perform marriage ceremonies. If my deputy is not busy, I will even ask him to escort or help these individuals find another Judge who performs the ceremonies. I do this because I believe in the right of people to marry and pursue happiness.

  50. 50

    if only all judges had the decency to do the same…

  51. 51

    why do people make such a big deal of gay marriage?!? i think we all deserve the same rights

  52. 52

    some of your comments on here are just ridiculous GTFOH this site is ran by a gay man if you dont like it why waste your time and comment!!!! Im very proud of this judge to stand on here position. we should never discriminate against anyone period. I dont know why straight people are so concerned with gays getting married for like really do you pay my taxes! if i want to marry a man that i love i should be able to and trust and beleive its coming very soon and you homophobes will have no way to stop it! i have faith and believe that love will prevail and people will make the right decision!!! EQUALITY FOR ALL!!

  53. 53

    I cant believe all the fighting the US has done over this issue! How many more tax dollars are each state going to spend fighting the fight individually before your federal government takes a stand and says yes the constitution says equality for all!

  54. 54

    Just because she's for gay marriage doesn't mean she dent straight couples the chance to get married. This only backfire her cause. Gay Unions should be allowed as long as they don't take place in a church. That just stupid, pointless, ultimately disrespectful.

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    Re: leokade – HELLO!!!! Your like in the land of discriminatory. The US has long long long history of discrimination against just about everyone. America is the big fat ass mean girl of the world. Gays are not the first, they wont be the last. I'd say you got ten more years to go before the minority group.

  56. 56

    I've met her before when I was serving jury duty. She's a very nice lady. I applaud her efforts and support her cause…

    BUT- The law is very clear and she is not following it. As a judge, she should either step down or be fired. It's the same as Rose Marie Belforti, the New York clerk who refused to sign gay marriage licences. She refused to do one aspect of the job and deserves to get fired.

  57. 57

    I whole heartedly agree with her stance. These issues won't change unless we change them. She should not be fired from her job or looked down upon, she should be respected and looked up to. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially when your career is on the line. I thoroughly respect this woman and am proud of her. It is sad that issues like these have not yet been resolved. I live in a place where I, as a gay woman, can indeed get married. I could not imagine living in a place where it was illegal. It is so horrible.