CALL TO ACTION! – Kentucky County Clerk Denies Same-Sex Marriage License, Demand Her Removal!

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After the ACLU put forward a lawsuit against the head clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky Kim Davis for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. On Monday a gay couple  filmed their refusal of a licence and a run in with Davis herself.

Davis is being represented by the anti-gay hate group the Liberty Counsel.

At 9:31 in the video a uniformed officer is shown entering the room and walking to the counter to converse with the employees. During this time, the video appears to show others waiting for services being helped in front of Mr. Moore and his fiance, even though they seemingly were there first. They ask to see Ms. Davis, only to be told by an employee that “She’s busy right now”. When the couple is finally allowed to approach the counter, they present copies of the recent Supreme Court decision as well as Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s executive order requiring all county clerks to issue marriage licenses. The employees are unmoved by this evidence and continue to deny the couple their marriage license. A woman presumed to be Clerk Davis finally appears at 11:12 in the video, and she begins her interaction with the couple by asking one of the female supporters recording the encounter to “put your phone away”. The supporter responds by saying “This is his right to have this filmed as well”. Ms. Davis continues to insist that the supporter stop filming, and she apparently complies since that is where the tape ends.

What kind of repercussion does the Rowan County Clerk office face

Governor Steve Beshear, Attorney General Jack Conway and Bill May, executive director of the Kentucky County Clerks Association, have all advised county clerks to issue licenses to same-sex couples. In addition to lawsuits, they say clerks may face criminal charges for official misconduct.”

Davis is being represented by the anti-gay hate group the Liberty Counsel.

Call the numbers below and DEMAND that Kim Davis and the Rowan County Clerk office face full charges and be immediately dismissed from their positions.

Contact Jack Conway  1.502.696.5300

Contact Steve Beshear Main Line: (502) 564-2611

 

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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1 Response

  1. Bob in Chicago says:

    She certainly must lose her job. She is an embarrassment to the governor and the state. What will happen when firefighters refuse to do their jobs due to religious beliefs. Just one of many examples. This nonsense must stop. But of course, no matter what happens she will always be the victim.

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