Joseph R. Lefaiver

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Joseph R. Lefaiver
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Court Information:
Erie County Magisterial District, Pennsylvania
Title:   Judicial candidate
Position:   District 06-1-04
Candidate 2011:
Candidate for:  Erie County Magisterial District
State:  Pennsylvania
Election information 2011:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  May 17, 2011
Primary vote:  99.5%ApprovedA
Election date:  November 8, 2011
Election vote:  99.4%ApprovedA

Joseph R. Lefaiver is a judge for the Erie County Magisterial District.[1] His current term expires in 2018.

Judge refuses to perform marriages

In September 2014, Judge Lefaiver made headlines when he refused to perform a same-sex marriage, stating that it was against his beliefs. Though same-sex marriage is legal in Pennsylvania, the court stated that judges are not forced to perform marriages. As a result of this situation, Judge Lefaiver announced that he will not perform any marriages in the future.[2]

2011 election

Lefavier won both parties' primaries on May 17. He received 99.5% in the Democratic primary and 99.1% of the vote in the Republican primary.[3] He was re-elected after running unopposed on November 8.[4][5]

See also: Pennsylvania judicial elections, 2011

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