Judge Vance ( I won’t marry gays) Day has his 10 days in court on allegations he’s not fit for the bench
Lane County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day is nearing the end of a long examination which seeks to determine whether his much vaunted denial to marry gay couples shows a weakness for prejudice that could easily spread to other areas of the law that he disagrees with, primarily based on his Christian faith – though he may successfully conceal it.
In its demand for secular, not religious justice, the democratic system that is behind the oath of office, given to all judges, expects bias, whether religious or non-religious, to be left behind the moment their right hand falls back to their side and they ascend the bench.
It is against this backdrop that Judge Day awaits a verdict on his fitness to remain a judge in Oregon since he obviously disapproves of gay marriage and even though the law has legitimized it, he none-the-less discriminates against gays when asked to marry them. Here’s the story in The Oregonian. Click here.