Commonwealth Policy Center
CPC Responds to Resignation of Family Court Judge Mitchell Nance
Date: October 27, 2017
Contact: Richard Nelson, 270-719-1640
The October 26, announcement of the upcoming resignation of Barren and Metcalfe County Family Court Judge Mitchell Nance is another example of the pressure of progressive organizations like the Fairness Campaign and the ACLU of Kentucky to suppress the foundational right of religious liberty.
Commonwealth Policy Center Executive Director Richard Nelson said, “The resignation of Judge Nance should sadden Kentuckians as his forthright honesty regarding his moral convictions have cost him his job.”
In April, Judge Nance sought to recuse himself from adoption cases that involved same-sex parents. That request was denied by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton and it led to formal charges of violating the Canons of the Code of Judicial Conduct by the Judicial Conduct Commission.
Nelson said, “We hope this case will send a signal to all elected officials and to concerned Kentuckians that more should be done to protect the moral convictions of those serving the Commonwealth and their local communities in elected office.”
The Commonwealth Policy Center is a non-profit public policy group helping Kentuckians value life, protect natural marriage, defend religious liberty and promote fiscal integrity.