BREAKING – Judge Rules KY Clerk Kim Davis MUST Issue Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples

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In his 28-page opinion, U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ruled Wednesday that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite her personal religious objections.

Wrote Judge Bunning:

“Davis remains free to practice her Apostolic Christian beliefs. She may continue to attend church twice a week, participate in Bible study and minister to female inmates at the Rowan County jail. She is even free to believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman, as many Americans do. However, her religious convictions cannot excuse her from performing the duties that she took an oath to perform as Rowan County clerk.”

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued on behalf of two same-sex couples and two opposite-sex couples, alleging that Davis violated their constitutional rights when refusing licenses.

Rowan who was defended by lawyers from the anti-gay hate group the Liberty Counsel said that issuing licenses under her name would violate her religious beliefs, even if a deputy clerk performs the task in her stead.

BOOYAH!

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7 Responses

  1. James Bowen says:

    Think she should resign. just cause the corrupt government want’s her to do something that’s against her religious views, doesant mean she should do it. when the time comes that the government wants people to get the mark of the beast will she do that too?

  2. Bob in Chicago says:

    The stupid bitch has already filed a Notice of Appeal. This is like the bullshit in Alabama all over again. She will lose. That is for certain.

    • Jennifer says:

      Historically some of these people tried to hold out a long time (I have a history degree so I automatically compare to people’s reaction to similar laws, in this case race-based Civil Rights laws). They did lose, but some kept up the struggle for their misguided principles for a long time. Here in Iowa the state Supreme Court members who could be removed on the next ballot were- it was a midterm election and too many idiots went to vote just to remove them- and yes, my family did all go and check for them to stay- but somehow they will get someone there doing that job. Though personally I wouldn’t want a person with that much hate to have anything to do with the paperwork for any marriage

    • bobby w says:

      …In the north, it’s called Three Hots and a Cott. You shouldn’t curse @ her. Leave it up to the New Friends she’ll be meeting in jail. I predict after sending one day, over the weekend and the last husband of 4, and the foto’s of her children, and, Ooh yes, after her visit, when she’s told to strip, and to squat-test, and the middle lower hairs brushing out so the Big ugly guards can clear her to return to her cell – One day of that, and she’ll be more in line to do what the Judge says. The L-word, for loser…

  3. Jennifer says:

    It never occurs to them that the people who (ignoring a New Testament writer who wasn’t healed) believe that disability or illness is the mark of a sinner have to let me, my wheelchair, and my little dog too come in if they serve the public… and have to issue me a marriage license, whether I intend to have children or not (public opinion seems to sway more towards my using birth control than someone visually able-bodied, but I digress…) and that this was more directly fought before over marriages with people with different skin pigmentation, and came down on the side of “do your job, no matter what you believe.”

    And that turning off all drinking fountains in your neighborhood rather than having the only difference between 2 that are side-by-side being that one is low enough to be used by children who don’t have anyone to give them a boost, people in wheelchairs, and Little People left people of every shade and height and ability to stand thirsty and annoyed with whoever stopped a needed service because they felt they were being discriminated against.

    May the day come soon that whether dealing with the laws, the police, the school system, or the public we are all treated like we were created equal, when we look or act or feel the way that we were born (or became by chance, in the case of disability) in America.

  4. Edgar says:

    Remind these self-appointed and self-righteous people, (who also took an oath that they would fulfill their duties as defined by the Constitution), of the words of Roman 13: 1-3a.
    “Let every person be subordinate to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been established by God. Therefore, whoever resists authority opposes what God has appointed, and those who oppose it will bring judgment upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear to good conduct, but to evil.” As well as Luke 16:13, “No servant can serve two masters.He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other,”

  5. bobby w says:

    …The worst-case scenario, with Kim Davis, who’s 4 marriage’s and multiple birth’s @ each stop, wants us to believe she has religious authority. She’s phat with a double-chin, and it’s likely she craves for SEX. They said Liz Taylor wants sex, and she married those she had sex with. Doesn’t the bible indicate what Davis is? You can’t tell a person from their looks, but evidently, phat Kim is a ‘Hot-one’. Boys, line up. I wonder how she is in a…trunk? I talking about DRIVING! – Ooh, you have dirty minds…

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