Who cares if he has the authority? Let him make the change so that idiot woman and all of her worshippers can feel better about themselves. Anything to shut the bitch up – and anyone else like her.
Just weeks after winning his election, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin fulfilled a campaign promise on Tuesday to accommodate county clerks who hold a religious objection to same-sex couples marrying — a cause elevated to national attention by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.
But critics said Bevin has overstepped his authority as governor.
At the heart of the dispute is Davis, who was sued in federal court for refusing to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court’s ruling for marriage equality. Davis contended that issuing licenses to same-sex couples violated her religious freedom, because Kentucky state law mandates that the name of elected county clerks appear on the licenses — which Davis argued was a form of endorsement of those marriages.
I understand what this couple is trying to do, but this ignorant woman should no longer work for any government in any capacity – even the lowliest of jobs – still refuses to issue licenses to ALL couples, gay OR straight and yet this one slipped by and she allowed it. Someone in Kentucky needs to start a petitiion to remove her from office. She’s never going to budge so We the People need to budge her right out of office.
The Kentucky county clerk who has petitioned the Supreme Court to be exempted from performing same-sex marriages due to her religious beliefs signed a marriage certificate for a transgender man and his pansexual wife earlier this year.
Rowan County Clerk Kimberly Davis ordered her staff to stop issuing any marriage licenses in the wake of June’s historic Supreme Court decision in favor of nationwide marriage equality because she objects to having her name appear on the documents for religious reasons.
I imagine there are many in addition to the one hitting headlines out of Kentucky. If you cannot follow the law, quit your job. We complain when common criminals are not following the law, but it’s okay for people who work for the government to refuse to follow the law.
This week, an employee at the Casey County Clerk’s Office in Kentucky said on the phone that officials are not issuing marriage licenses to anyone — not to same-sex couples or different-sex couples. Nobody at the office would explain the reasoning for the decision, she said, and hung up the phone. BuzzFeed News called back to ask why and get her name, but she hung up again.
A few miles south at the Clinton County Clerk’s Office, an employee hung up when asked if the county was issuing marriage licenses since the Supreme Court’s June ruling for marriage equality. Another call back, another hang up.
Farther east in the Bluegrass State, however, the elected clerk of Rowan County is perfectly clear about her reasoning and practices.
Kim Davis is doing battle with four couples and Gov. Steve Beshear in federal court, arguing in court documents this month that she has a religious objection to her name appearing on the marriage licenses of same-sex couples. So instead, Davis barred all six of her deputies at the Rowan County Clerk’s Office from issuing marriage licenses to anybody — even though at least one deputy clerk was willing.
I’d say it’s about time for Miss Davis to retire if she’s unable to follow the law – for any reason. Why should these couples be inconvenienced by her religion? If she resigns and leaves it to her deputies as she said, why is there an assumption that they would have just as big an issue with it as she does?
A Kentucky county clerk says she “prayed and fasted” before ultimately deciding to stop issuing marriage licenses altogether in the wake of the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is facing a federal class action lawsuit brought against her by two gay couples and two straight couples after she refused to issue them marriage licenses, The Louisville Courier-Journal reports. Davis, who is reportedly a Apostolic Christian and attends church three times a week, testified July 20 in a Covington, Kentucky courtroom that she “sought God” as she contemplated her options for months ahead of the Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling on marriage equality.
“It was something I had prayed and fasted over,” she said, according to The Lexington Herald-Leader. “It wasn’t a spur of the moment decision.” Issuing licenses under her name, she added, would violate her religious beliefs, even if a deputy clerk were to do so in her stead. “If I say they are authorized, I’m saying I agree with it, and I can’t.”