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Published On: Fri, Apr 11th, 2014

Rep John Becker calls for impeachment of Judge Timothy Black for ‘pro-gay’ ruling

Representative John Becker of Ohio has called to impeach a federal judge due to his recent rulings involving gay marriage.

Becker says that U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black has abused his power and went against the state and federal constitution through his pro-gay decisions.

Becker’s office released a statement writing, “In an epic display of arrogance and incompetence, Judge Black announced that he will require the people of Ohio to disregard the Ohio Constitution and force the recognition of ‘homosexual marriages’ performed outside of Ohio. He persists in allowing his personal political bias to supersede jurisprudence.”

Judge Black ruled in December that the state must recognize same-sex marriages on death certificates and vowed to remove Ohio’s gay marriage ban, though the ban was approved by the majority of voters in 2004.

Representative Becker believes Black’s actions are just cause for dismissal and has proposed a resolution of his impeachment.

The resolution has not had received a hearing.

The resolution reads in part, “…the impeachment of rogue federal judges will begin the process of restoring state sovereignty to the original intent of the United States Constitution…”

Black was appointed to the post by President Barack Obama.

Photo/Nodar Kherkheulidze via wikimedia commons

Photo/Nodar Kherkheulidze via wikimedia commons

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