Ohio Municipal Court Judge C. Allen McConnell refused to perform a marriage Monday for 51-year-old Carolyn Wilson and her partner on the grounds of his “personal and Christian beliefs.”
The two women were eventually able to get married by another judge after a short delay but felt that the delay was “embarrassing.”
“If he would have taken the time to talk to us, it would have been a little more palatable,” Wilson told Toledo News Now, noting that the judge would not even speak to them about the issue.
On Wednesday, McConnell released a statement explaining his refusal to perform “non-traditional” marriages.
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52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.