Marion County Judge Vance Day, a former chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, has requested his clerks send same-sex couples planning to be married to other county judges. An ethics investigation has been launched as a result of his decision.
Day has been granted permission by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission to create a legal defense fund for himself to cover expenses he anticipates to incur during the pending investigation.
Marion County judges are not required to perform any marriages of any kind and Day stopped performing them last Spring, just prior to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage in June.
H/t: LGBTQ Nation