Judge denies lesbian commitment ceremony request

Judge denies request for lesbian commitment ceremonyBY STEVE WILLIAMS

A Texas judge has stirred controversy by denying a lesbian couple permission to have a commitment ceremony in a public space because he “didn’t think it was in the best interest” of the area.

Reports KDAF News:

In June, the county received an application to rent out a part of Fort Belknap. The application said it was for a wedding.

“There’s been weddings out there, heterosexual weddings,” said Young County Judge John Bullock.

The application was from a lesbian couple. Because Texas does not recognize marriage between same-sex couples, the ‘wedding’ would not have been considered a legal marriage. Even so, once Bullock found out the application was from two women, he denied the request.

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