Friday, August 28, 2015

Kentucky clerk defies court order, still refuses same-sex marriage license on personal religious grounds, despite her "job"


Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis still refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses as late as Thursday, Aug. 27, despite an appeals court upholding a lower court ruling that she follow the US Supreme Court ruling and issue to William Smith, Jr.  and James Yates.  People has a typical media story here.
   
Again, a government official cannot use her job as a podium for articulating her religious beliefs.  If she cannot comply with the order, she should resign the job or be held in contempt of court.
  
The county is in the northeastern part of the state, on the edge of the mountains and Bluegrass country.



Update: August 31

The Supreme Court has ruled against the clerk today, details at MSNBC here

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