Oklahoma judge refuses to let men planning sex-change operations have feminine names

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    Sep 17, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    As part of his ruling, the judge wrote:

    “To grant a name change in this case would be to assist that which is fraudulent,” [Judge] Graves wrote. “It is notable that Genesis 1:27-28 states: ‘So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth ...'"

    Apparently in Oklahoma the Bible is the basis for court decisions. But then consider this particular judge:

    Bill Graves, 74, was a Republican state representative for 24 years before being elected an Oklahoma County district judge in 2006.

    While in the state Legislature, Graves was among the first there to push for an Oklahoma constitutional amendment preventing same-gender couples from marrying. Voters approved the amendment in 2004.

    In 2008, Graves complained about a proposal that would prevent judges from being members of organizations that discriminate based on sexual orientation. In a letter, he accused an Oklahoma Bar Association committee that made the proposal of "promoting the agenda of homosexuals and lesbians at the expense of the constitutional freedoms of judges and the people they represent."


    http://newsok.com/oklahoma-judge-refuses-to-let-men-planning-sex-change-operations-have-feminine-names/article/3710063
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    Sep 17, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    I wonder if this judge would support lesbians trying to steal a handicap space from another handicap?
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Sep 21, 2012 11:37 AM GMT
    451no saidI wonder if this judge would support lesbians trying to steal a handicap space from another handicap?


    Huh?

    I think this judge would thump any lesbian or gay over the head with his hard bound Bible regardless of their offense. Impartial? I think not.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 21, 2012 12:24 PM GMT
    Sounds like he's stuck somewhere back in the 1980's... make that the 70's or sometime before then... who knows...

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