Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Bigot Kentucky Judge Removed From Judicial Seat
Civil liberties groups on Tuesday called for the removal of a Kentucky judge who gained national attention for announcing that he would refuse to hear cases involving lesbian, gay or bisexual adults hoping to adopt children. The American Civil Liberties Union and other rights groups filed a complaint with Kentucky’s judicial conduct commission against W. Mitchell Nance, a judge in the state’s Family Court, and said in an emailed statement that they were seeking his dismissal from the bench.
The commission ruled that Judge Mitchell Nance acted on behalf of a personal bias or prejudice.
Nance responded by tendering his resignation, citing his religious beliefs and convictions.
The commission's findings released Tuesday say it voted to reprimand Nance and also remove him from office, as his resignation does not become official until Wednesday.
Posted by Ulf Raynor at 3:14 PM