Persecution in America

Judge issued warning over refusal to preside over same-sex weddings

December 18, 2018

The West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission issued a warning to a circuit judge in Northern West Virginia for not performing same-sex marriages in his courtroom.

Following the complaint from Fairness West Virginia, Judge Nelson said he told the commission he didn’t perform same-sex marriage ceremonies.
In response to the complaint, Nelson agreed to stop performing marriage ceremonies altogether. “It’s against my religious beliefs,” Nelson said.

Based on the Fairness West Virginia phone survey, no judges in Ritchie, Wood, Wayne or Gilmer counties perform marriage ceremonies, regardless of the genders of the people seeking to be married.

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