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Heartbreaking Video: Gay Couple Gets Denied Marriage License AGAIN In KY, Governor and A.G. Too Cowardly To Act.

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Earlier we reported about the o Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis and her office who were continuing to turn away requests for marriage license from same-sex couples despite a federal judge’s ruling that Davis and her office must comply with the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

A video of David Moore and David Ermold, the gay couple who were humiliatingly turned away in their first attempt after same-sex marriage of their second attempt less than 24 hours after after a district court judge ordered Davis and her office to comply and issues the licenses. This time once again they were turned down.  (By Davis’ son who works in the office no less)

 The video-taped incident is jaw-droppingly sad and anger inducing.  Made more-so by the fact that a KY judge also would not issue the marriage license and the fact that BOTH Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, and the states Attorney General Jack Conway, both Democrats are now refusing to get involved. (Beshear’s son is running for political office in the next election and Conway is running for Governor.)



According to FBI Statue – Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242
Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law:

This statute makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any
person those rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the U.S.

This law further prohibits a person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation or custom to willfully subject or cause to be subjected any person to different punishments, pains, or penalties, than those prescribed for punishment of citizens on account of such person being an alien or by reason of his/her color or race.

Acts under “color of any law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the bounds or limits of their lawful authority, but also acts done without and beyond the bounds of their lawful authority; provided that, in order for unlawful acts of any official to be done under “color of any law,” the unlawful acts must be done while such official is purporting or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. This definition includes, in addition to law enforcement officials, individuals such as Mayors, Council persons, Judges, Nursing Home Proprietors, Security Guards, etc., persons who are bound by laws, statutes ordinances, or customs.

Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to one year, or both, and if bodily injury results such as a Every one should contact the FBI and register a complaint against Kim Davis, and the entire Rowan County clerk department.

KY Dem Gov Steve Beshear’s Hired Lawyers: Gay Marriage Stops Rednecks From Having Babies

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The private lawyers that Kentucky’s Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has hired to defend the states unconstitutional ban on same-sex marriage have filed papers saying that the ban should be retained because only “man-woman” couples can naturally procreate — and the state has an interest in ensuring that they do.

Appealing a federal judge’s decision that the state’s ban violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law, Beshear’s hired counsel say Kentucky has a legitimate interest in encouraging procreation to support “long-term economic stability through stable birth rates.”

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II in February struck down Kentucky’s law and constitutional amendment banning the recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other states, saying Kentucky had offered no rational basis for treating gay and lesbian couple’s differently.l.

In a 32-page appeal, attorney Leigh Gross Latherow says Kentucky has an interest in maintaining birth rates, which, if allowed to fall, can induce economic crises because of the reduced demand for good and services and the reduction of the work force. She cited recent dips in the economies of Germany and Japan tied to declines in their birth rates.

The appeal doesn’t explain how allowing gays to marry would reduce the birth rate among heterosexual couples. It also doesn’t address gay couples who give birth through surrogates or other alternatives.

Heyburn had rejected the procreation argument, saying exclusion of same-sex couples on that ground “makes just as little sense as excluding post-menopausal (heterosexual) couples or infertile couples on procreation grounds.”

But the state’s appeal says that just because “man-woman couples who are infertile or incapable of naturally procreating are allowed to marry does not nullify the rational basis for a man-woman marriage classification.” The state says laws don’t have to be perfectly symmetrical to past muster under the equal-protection clause.

The state’s brief says “the power to define and regulate marriage is one uniquely within the realm of the state legislatures.”

It also says that Heyburn erroneously determined that Kentucky’s 1,222,125 voters who passed the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage “lacked a single rational basis for Kentucky’s adoption of the traditional man-woman marriage model.”

“The institution of the man-woman marriage is deeply rooted in the history and traditions of our country,” the appeal says. “A right to same-sex marriage is not.


Dem KY Gov. Steve Beshear: My Son Running For AG Is Not Why I Am Appealing Gay Marriage Ruling

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Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear of Kentucky said Wednesday that his son, Andrew Beshear, a candidate for attorney general in 2015 in the republican leaning state, played absolutely no role in his decision to become the first Democratic Governor to appeal a federal judge’s ruling  that his state must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries after his current Attorney General Jack Conway refused to appeal.

Absolutely not,” Beshear said at a hastily called news conference in the Capitol when asked about his son’s candidacy and the governor’s decision to appeal the controversial order by U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II in Louisville.Beshear said he informed his son of his decision after he made it.”My decision was not a political decision,” said Beshear.

“It was a decision that I made as governor to make sure that if a big change like this is going to occur, that it occurs in an orderly fashion.”We owe that to the individuals involved; we owe that to employers, to health care providers, to governmental agencies and to a lot of other folks who will be affected by a decision like this.”

Because Conway will not represent the state in the appeal, the governor will have to hire an outside attorney using Kentucky’s dwindling tax revenues in the case

“Based on the decisions, the Commonwealth is still an active party to a case involving interpretations of the Kentucky and United States Constitutions.”Should I have the honor of serving as Kentucky’s next attorney general, I will undoubtedly be asked to provide a legal opinion on this issue. It would therefore be inappropriate to comment at this time, as doing so could later raise issues of recusal.

“Attorney General Jack Conway, cannot seek re-election in 2015 because of term limits, and is expected candidacy to run for governor in 2015.

Andy Beshear, a Louisville attorney, filed papers in November with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance for his Democratic candidacy for attorney general in 2015.