I won’t take all the credit, but maybe, just maybe, making the ISBL Asshat of the Week sparked a change down in Texas.
Last week I posted about Denton County Judge James DePiazza and his disdain for marrying same-sex couples and his idea that the couples had to sign a waiver saying they acknowledge that the judge doesn’t want to marry them before he performs the ceremony—see post HERE.
Well, faster than you can say Denton County Judge James DePiazza is an Asshat, his online forms for prospective couples have been edited, reworded, or even deleted.
His old form said this:
“Judge DePiazza prefers to NOT conduct same-sex ceremonies, but will not decline anyone who chooses to schedule with him.”
“Judge DePiazza requires the same paperwork and conducts the same ceremony for all couples.”
“While we may not necessarily agree with, we acknowledge Judge DePiazza’s position that he prefers to not conduct same-sex marriages and agree to not address the topic of same-sex marriages with Judge DePiazza before, during or after the ceremony.”
“We acknowledge that this time is reserved for our ceremony only and not for conducting any other business.”
I like to think being called an Asshat had something to do with it.