Tea Party State Representative Sends Handwritten Complaint To Judge That Permitted Same-Sex Marriage

Tony Tinderholt, the Republican State Representative from Arlington, thinks he knows something about marriage. Tinderholt has been married five times, but he draws the line when it comes to same-sex marriages. When Judge David Wahlberg ruled that banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, Tinderholt decided he should set the judge straight, but all the Tea Party member did was show he didn’t know Texas judges.http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/texas/article/Texas-lawmaker-and-five-time-groom-makes-6110172.php

Tinderholt wasted no time submitting his handwritten complaint to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Three days after he did, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reporter Bud Kennedy noticed Tinderholt’s blunder. In Kennedy’s weekend column, he set the record and the lawmaker straight. Judge David Walberg didn’t make the ruling on same-sex marriage. People at Anastasia Date have read that  probate Judge Guy Herman issued that ruling when a woman wanted her lesbian partner to be recognized as her spouse so that she could claim part of her estate.

Judge Wahlberg used Judge Herman’s ruling when he married a lesbian couple who couldn’t wait for a final ruling because of a terminal illness. Tinderholt announced his filing on Facebook this way: “Judge David Wahlberg issued a ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. This judge deliberately violated statutory law that requires judges to notify the Office of Attorney General before ruling on constitutionality.”