Liberal logic isn’t supposed to make sense.
According to Ohio Watchdog:
Toledo Municipal Court Judge C. Allen McConnell refused to perform a gay marriage ceremony this week and the reactions to his decision raise questions of a double standard when it comes to obeying federal laws.
Saying gay marriage conflicted with his personal and religious beliefs, he declined to officiate during his rotation as the duty judge. The duty judge is responsible for handling miscellaneous functions, such as marriages, and walk-in defendants whose cases are not already assigned to a judge.
Another judge performed the ceremony.
In a brief statement, McConnell apologized for the 45-minute delay the couple experienced and said he was seeking an advisory opinion which he will honor.
Thursday, judges in the court decided the presiding judge, or acting presiding judge, would perform all marriages.
McConnell’s refusal to perform a same-sex marriage earned him scorn from groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, which blasted the judge for refusing to comply with the recent Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
But some observers say the ACLU is applying a double-standard, since the organization has called for local officials to ignore other federal laws, like those regarding immigration.