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Mon Oct 29, 2018, 05:58 AM

Suspended Judge Vance Day: Counters idea he's 'a homophobic, angry...religious nut'

More than three years ago, Vance Day remembers watching a national TV news program from his rural South Salem home and seeing his name slide across the ticker at the bottom of the screen.

He called out to his wife: “Ohhh, I think we’ve got trouble here.”

The nation had just come to know Day as the Oregon judge who refused to marry same-sex couples.

And so began Day’s whirlwind. He soon found himself in the center of the debate over gay rights vs. religious freedom. The Oregon Supreme Court suspended him without pay for three years, an extraordinary rebuke for a state jurist. He faced criminal charges for allegedly allowing a known felon he befriended to handle guns.

Read more: https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2018/10/post_300.html

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