Source: CBS Local

A Kentucky judge refused to oversee adoption cases involving gay individuals due to personal biases.

Family court Judge W. Mitchell Nance filed a claim stating that cases involving gay adults should be presented to judges before the start of trials in order to eliminate prejudices.

The judge claimed his “conscientious objection to the concept of adopting of a child by a practicing homosexual may constitute ‘personal bias or prejudice.’”

While the state of Kentucky allows gay individuals to adopt, Nance’s actions have prompted critics to question the judge’s abilities in effectively ruling over court proceedings.

“The only ethical thing for Judge Nance to do is resign the bench, but since he refuses, the necessary next step is for the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission to remove him,” stated director Chris Hartman of Fairness Campaign, an organization which promotes gay rights.

Source: CBS Local





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