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Telegraph: Magistrate disciplined after refusing to hear same-sex parenting case

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A magistrate who refused to sit on a same-sex parenting case has been given a formal warning for misconduct.

The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office said it had ordered Susan Preston to stand down from hearing future family cases after she “declined to adjudicate on a case... because of her personal views about same-sex couple parenting”.

The disciplinary action against Mrs Preston, who has been a magistrate in South Derbyshire for 16 years, follows the case of Richard Page, a Kent magistrate who was struck off last year for voicing opposition to same-sex adoption

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