Wyoming judge will remain on bench following state supreme court ruling


Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jim Campbell regarding the Wyoming Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to allow Judge Ruth Neely to remain on the bench:

“By affirming that Judge Neely may remain in her judicial positions, the Wyoming Supreme Court has recognized that her honorable beliefs about marriage do not disqualify her from serving her community as a judge, which she has done with distinction for more than two decades. The court rejected the Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics’ recommendation that Judge Neely be removed from office for expressing her belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. The court also stated that removing her would have ‘unnecessarily circumscribe[d] protected expression’ and thus violated the Constitution. Judge Neely looks forward to serving her community for many years to come.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
 
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