Judge who refused to hear adoption cases for LGBT couples refused to appear at his disciplinary hearing

December 16, 2017 By BOB BRIGHAM RAWSTORY judge in southern Kentucky skipped his Friday disciplinary hearing examining allegations that he refused to hear adoption cases involving gay, lesbian or bisexual adults. Judge W. Mitchell Nance, a family court judge for Barren and Metcalfe counties, was absent at his disciplinary hearing before the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission in Lexington, the Lexington Herald Leader reports. The judge’s absence was “an insult to the process,” Chris Hartman, the director of the Fairness Campaign, argued. “It [...]