FINALLY Official Misconduct Charges Filed Against Renegade “Christian” County Clerk Kim Davis

anti-gay county clerk Kim Davis

The Randy Report has posted that finally formal charges have been filed against Kim Davis (pictured above), the self-martyred “Christian” Kentucky County clerk after her refusal to issue marriage licenses to marry same-sex couples.

From the Lexington CBS affiliate:

The Rowan County Attorney’s Office said on Friday that it has referred to the Attorney General’s Office a charge of official misconduct against Davis. A release from the county attorneys office says Kentucky Bar Association “Rules of the Supreme Court of Kentucky prohibit the Rowan County Attorney’s Office from prosecuting Davis” because they are involved in current litigation with Davis.

“Typically, the attorney general’s office refers conflict cases to a prosecutor from another county,” the release says.

The release says Rowan County Government and the Rowan County Attorney’s Office cannot take any other action against Kim Davis.

“Kentucky state government is the only entity that can move to have Kim Davis removed as Rowan County Clerk,” the release says.

A spokeswoman for the attorney generals office told WKYT they are looking into the matter.

According to Morehead News:

Official misconduct in the first degree is a Class A misdemeanor and is punishable with imprisonment not to exceed 12 months and fines of $500.

Official misconduct in the second degree is a Class B misdemeanor and carries a potential punishment of up to 90 days imprisonment and fines of $250.

The charge must be tried in court before a designation of first or second degree is placed upon it.

Now how fast or to what extent Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conwat will move on this is the next question.

Earlier this month this website Back2Stonewall.com reached out to Kentucky Attorney General’s office to inquire if Jack Conway would be filing contempt charges against Ms. Davis for her refusal to issue licenses and the Statehouse switchboard operator replied that “Mr. Conway sent out an email this morning saying that he would not get involved in this case”

Conway, a Democrat is running Kentucky Governor in a heated race against Tea Party darling Mike Bevin on July 10th when asked if he won the Governors race he would be open to changing Kentucky law to accommodate county clerks upset about same sex marriage licenses.

Davis’ who is being represented by the ant-gay law group the Liberty Counsel has filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court Friday, asking that they delay the mandate to issue licenses until her appeal is finished, a process that could stretch for months.

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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32 Responses

  1. Sharon Fildes says:

    She should be charged with as many charges as possible. Why are they letting her get away with this. I hope many of the people that she didn’t give a license to, sue her. This behavior should not be tolerated. She laughs about it.

    • MrJodie says:

      Her position is not a typical one. She is appointed by elected officials and cannot be fired. She has to be impeached and that process is controlled by state and federal courts. It’s extremely difficult to prosecute. They’re working on it. Meanwhile she has a conservative following and is getting all kinds of publicity. She’ll be running for office soon, I’m sure.

  2. Marla R. Stevens says:

    If the AG won’t do his job by at least referring the case to another county’s prosecutor (the normal procedure), then perhaps it’s time to appeal to the U.S. AG to send in marshalls to arrest Ms. Davis and the rest of the scofflaw clerks and begin issuing licenses in those counties.

  3. Rod Levenduski says:

    I like Marla’s idea.

  4. Let her case go to the Supreme Court. This case is needed before the Supreme Court, just as the LGBT marriage case was needed to clarify some aspects of US Constitutional law. The Supreme Court can in this speak out against LGBT discrimination and, most importantly clarify what is meant by the seperation of state and religion. This case is far too important to force her to resign. Fight for her right to a fair hearing, because it the Supreme Court’s decision will free the LGBT community from a lot of discrimination, something that only a House of Representatives backed law can bring about: and we know it has a snowballs hope in hell to pass. Be carefull what you wish for in this case.

  5. Brian B says:

    If she’s been married 4 times, she has no authority to tell others that they can’t do it for the first time. She’s obviously a hypocrite, and needs to have that bible removed from her backside.

  6. Brent Jatko says:

    I read on another source that the support for marriage equality is only 33% in KY.

    However, that is immaterial because the Supreme Court has decided, correctly IMO , that rights cannot be voted upon.

    I agree with “pieterhcreynecke” that the Supreme Court may add additional protections, causing her strategy to backfire in spectacular fashion

  7. Jim lane says:

    So why isn’t legislation being submitted to prevent this from happening again. Like “if you fail or refuse to to perform your assigned duties you will immediately forfeit your position”

  8. Ted Remington says:

    The terrible part of all of this is that she will become a martyr for an unsupportable cause, particularly if she ends up in jail. My guess is that she is plotting a run for higher office than county clerk. Shameful.

  9. brandogrp says:

    She took an oath to carry out her assigned duties, and uphold the law of the land – when she didn’t like what the law of the land said, she refused to do her duty – she should be summarily fired for insubordination.

  10. JT says:

    Her salary is provided by taxpayers dollars, it is her sworn duty to abide and complete that duty as identified by the taxpayers and their representatives and the law of the land. If she refuses to complete those tasks defined by the law and the supreme court she is also in dereliction of duty and using her office to achieve her personal goals. She does not have the luxury of using her personal beliefs and religion to violate the law because she is paid and supported by tax dollars, the Constitution is still the law of the land and there are provisions in that Constitution that requires separation of church and State…She should also be prosecuted for failure to do her sworn duty and any and all other charges that are in violation of Federal law….

  11. William R. says:

    If her religion infringes upon her appointed duties, she is living in sin and bound for hell and must quit her job and repent. Her faith doesn’t mandate she have that job. What a malicious employee of the state.

  12. Mary Uhrig says:

    Consensual same gender sex is never punished or mentioned in the J/C scriptures.Rape is, mistreatment of strangers is,in the story of Sodom and Gemorra, temple prostitution is, in Leviticus, but these passages have been appropriated by those with anti-gay agenda, who are looking through cultural filters that have some of their origins outside of the J/C religions. They are ignorantly ignoring historical and foreign culture contexts outside their own narrow provincialism.

    • Bill P. says:

      it’s a sin. But who isn’t a sinner? God hates the sin but loves the sinner. Why is that hard to understand? You really need to read the Bible and stop interpreting it the way you want to. Are you not educated? What does it mean, “you shall not lie with man as one lies with a female” Leviticus 18:22. That seems pretty easy to understand, but maybe not easy to accept. Religions are just like the gay community. Pick and choose what they want out of the bible. Both are unarmed in this war because neither understand what they are reading. How unfortunate.

      • Krista says:

        Leviticus also says that wearing a blend of fabrics is a an abomination. Better check your labels. The bible speaks up a great deal more about divorce than it does homosexuality but we haven’t outlawed that.

  13. Koin says:

    wahhhh I’m gay. I was born this way. Give me rights. Hate on everyone that isn’t gay. OMG give me a break. You’re GAY. So! You are not an ethnicity. You can’t hide the color of your skin but you sure as heck can leave who you fuck in the bedroom. So sick of the “gay agenda”. Destroying our community with all this gay stuff. geeeeezzzz

    • Ys says:

      Idiot. You don’t “give” people their rights– that’s the point. They’re RIGHTS, and they should never have been taken away. And you’re right, they aren’t an ethnicity. They’re just people. But I don’t know why I’m even talking to you– you’re obviously a bigoted small-minded troll who believes the lies you’re told like a good little zombie.

  14. charles says:

    She should have to refund her paycheck for not performing her duties.

  15. Mike says:

    Many of you have spoken how the “Supreme Court” has ruled, others have spoken of how low the percentage is in KY of acceptance of gay marriage. I did not vote for any of the Honorable Judge’s, they were merely appointed! This victory by those in favor of this new law, cudos to you. It was decided without representation, it became law not by the way of our elected officials, then to me it should be of no suprise that those that don’t believe in gay marriage are going to fight back. Once again our judicial system made law, when their “job” is to up hold it!

    Who defined church and state? My understanding is that our founders fled England in pursuit of religious freedom. It didnt have anything to do with the separation of God and state, it had everything to do with not allowing a denomination or any religion from becoming a political party/power/force.

    It’s sad how we take the written word and twist and turn it till we get what we want it to say. Especially when we understood what it ment when we read it in the first place.

  16. Stan Lewis says:

    I t.hink she should be made to leave office immediately. Naked defiance of the law cannot be allowed.

  17. Brian says:

    Mike, you’re an idiot. The Supreme Court did not make any law, they simply ruled that the Constitution prohibits states from discriminating against LGBTQ couples seeking to marry. They did so understanding the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, which says that all citizens areally afforded equal protection under the law. And since “marriage” is not even mentioned let alone defined in the Constitution, all citizens have the same right to marry and states cannot discriminate against anyone seeking that right.

  18. DO YOUR JOB, OR LET SOMEONE ELSE DO IT, LOVE IS LOVE, SHE IS NEITHER JUDGE NOR JURY AND SUPPOSED TO LOVE THY NEIGHBOR, APPARENTLY SHE FORGOT THAT, I AM A MINISTER AND HAVE PERFORMED SAME SEX MARRIAGES, AND QUITE FRANKLY IT IS GOD WHO IS SUPPOSED TO JUDGE, AND I DO NOT THINK HER ACTIONS WILL FAIR WELL WITH OUR FATHER GOD WHEN SHE MEETS HIM. SHE IS PAID TO DO A JOB, DO IT AND DO NOT THROW STONES CAUSE YOU JUST AWOKEN A BOLDER OF HATE TOWARDS YOURSELF LADY!
    MAY GOD FORGIVE AND BLESS YOU. YOUR GOING TO NEED IT FOR BEING TWO FACED CAUSE ITS NOT ONLY SAME SEX COUPLES YOU DENIED.
    MAY GOD BLESS US ALL!

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