Bigoted Kentucky County Clerk Denies Gay Couple Marriage License A Third Time

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Homophobic Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis denied a gay couple a marriage license for a third time on Thursday. Davis defied a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling affirming a previous injunction against her. The injunction was issued by Judge David Banning. He argued that Davis’ religious objections to gay marriage do not excuse her from performing her official duties or upholding her oath of office.

The Kentucky clerk continues to refuse any marriage licenses in protest of the 2015 Supreme Court Ruling permitting same-sex marriage in every state. James Yates and William Smith, Jr., a gay couple that has been together for a decade, attempted to obtain a marriage license for the third time on Thursday, but they were turned away yet again. Smith correctly observed that Davis was “blatantly breaking the law.”

Yates expressed his frustration against Kentucky clerks who refuse to grant licenses, by stating:

They don’t like gays, and they don’t want them to get married, and they will burn the earth and not let straight people in Rowan County get married either.

In addition to Rowan County’s Kim Davis, Casey County clerk Casey Davis (no relation) has also defied the courts by refusing to issue marriage licenses. Both clerks are trying to argue that requiring them to obey the law somehow violates their “religious freedom”, which they apparently define as the freedom to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

These county clerks are the 21st century equivalent of George Wallace standing in the schoolhouse door in 1963. They may be proud of their intransigent bigotry, but history will not be kind to them. If Kim Davis does not want to perform the duties of her job as County Clerk then she needs to tender her resignation on the spot, so that Yates and Smith can get their marriage license and get on with their lives.

78 Replies to “Bigoted Kentucky County Clerk Denies Gay Couple Marriage License A Third Time”

  1. Why is she still employed? It’s not just her not doing her job, it’s her employer allowing her to not perform the duties required of her position.

  2. OK… enough of this I believe in the bible but I’m a four time loser at marriage..

    DO YOUR JOB… your job requires you to issue marriage licenses… it doesn’t require you to approve of the couple or participate in the service..

    I know its hard to get a job at the local Dixie Cup factory but you got a cushy ‘government can’t create jobs’ job… so just DO it…

    I know this passes for skilled labor and being a professional but perhaps your professional talents lie in other directions…

    and STOP being jealous of couples whose relationships appear to last longer than YOUR’S…

  3. Since County Clerk is most likely an elected position in Kentucky, impeachment for dereliction of duty would probably the proper action to relieve Kim Davis’ self-righteous moral dilemma.

  4. no Jin… it doesn’t have anything to do with Kentucky state laws…

    its a FEDERAL court she’s defying… the judge should just fine her and frog march her dumb ass to jail..

    send in the Marshall service..

    in addition maybe Kentucky’s best and brightest, Pinhead Mitch and Clown Boy Rand, could stand by and offer their support so we can all see where they stand…

  5. If Kentucky didn’t have enough embarrassments, (McConnell and Paul) we have these two teatard thumping idiots. On the nightly news last evening, they said she(Kim Davis) was going to appeal to the US supreme court. I know there are some on that court that are unpredictable at best, but they just ruled on the issue. Slap her happy ass in the Rowan Co slammer!

  6. Put that dumb ugly b1tch in jail now. And her hillbilly namesake Casey Davis, who supposedly is willing to die for his beliefs.

  7. UncleJoe. Ok, then do that. My point is that the Supreme Court needs to send in the their police or something to enforce the law.

  8. Only with the GOP do you ever see beliefs try to trump the law. Same thing when you only support parts of the constitution you agree with.

  9. This crazy woman should have been fired the first time. Why does she still have a job???
    She should be digging ditches!

  10. It is my understanding she has until August 31st to start issuing licenses or resign. Her salary is 80,000/yr and that’s a high salary for that area! My guess is she holding out until the last minute. She also hired her son as deputy clerk, so I’m not sure how this will play out. These type of people are creeping into public office to promote their self righteous religion.

  11. If this is an elected position, then she should be impeached. She is not doing her SWORN duty.

    If it’s not an elected position, then she needs to be fired NOW.

    Same-sex marriage is the law of the land.

    End of story.

  12. More likely is that she’ll be jailed for contempt of court, I think. Somehow I don’t think Kentucky officials would begin impeachment proceedings.

  13. These idiots have been rallying at the capital, Casey Davis wanted a meeting with the governor, Bashear refused. My favorite by far though, was when they asked Jack Conway to intercede on their behalf. When Attorney Generals from other state filed suit, Conway didn’t join. So because they think it was a matter of conscious that kept him from joining the suit, he should do the same for them. Is there anything dumber then a bunch of bible thumping Kentucky teatards?

  14. She’s into martyrbation heavily. She’s probably hoping to lose her job or go to jail so other ChristoFascists will start fund-raising big bucks for her. It’s the new lottery for them.

  15. This is easy. There is a compelling state interest to require Kim Davis to do something that she deems to violate her religion in that she has a legal, professional, and ethical obligation. The right-wing nuts who pushed Indiana’s warped RFRA act even admitted that a person does not have a legal or constitutional right to practice his/her religious or exercise his/her religious beliefs any way he/she chooses, and a compelling state interest can override what people claim to be religious beliefs and religious freedom.

  16. She is such a hypocrite. She won’t issue a license for a Gay couple because she has to uphold the sanctity of marriage, and yet she has been divorced 3 times and is on her 4th marriage! Funny how she doesn’t have a problem with THAT isn’t it?

  17. She still has a job why?

    If an atheist pulled this bs on a opposite-sex Christian couple they would be canned the first time.

  18. Yes……80,000/yr.
    This town is a college town. Pretty progressive. One of two counties that went for Alison Grimes instead of Mitch!
    Don’t forget, this is a election year in KY for governor etc….
    Everyone is just letting this play out in the courts not to offend anyone.
    From Wikipedia
    Rowan County is ranked 113th (of 120 counties in Kentucky) in overall rates of adherence, with only 249 out of every 1000 residents claimed as an adherent of a religious congregation. 129 of every 1000 residents was claimed by an Evangelical congregation (116th in rank), 50 by a Mainline congregation (91st in rank), 20 by the Catholic Church, and 37 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A small number of other residents belonged to religious groups not represented in one of these categories.

  19. I believe she should be charged with contempt of court, thrown in jail and fined. Her supporters can then attempt to pursue a Hobby Lobby (I think that ruling was a farce) defense which won’t fly because she holds a government position and Hobby Lobby was not a government entity. The rest of these contemptible and contempting individuals will then get the idea and start doing their jobs or resign.

  20. I replied to two of these posts and neither was published. Truly amazing that you won’t consider conservative views. All the conservative site I’ve visited publish liberal views. Why don’t you reciprocate? Afraid some of your viewers may be converted?

  21. All the comments are right on the point. She accepted the job as an agent of the government, and she’s not there representing herself. She’s not state legistature, so she has an obligation to uphold the law which is to issue the licenses.

  22. That’s a high salary for ANY region, considering the mean for the nation. She should be thoroughly ashamed. And it’s very insulting for the many people who can’t find work and would be willing to work their @$$es off for that kind of salary.

  23. Shes called a Bigot because she refuses to issue them a marriage licence, really. Through all of this she has never once said she hates gay people. She just doesn’t support their lifestyle and stands firm on her religious beliefs that are straight from the bible.Their free to live their lifestyle,and shes free to oppose it.

  24. No one gives a rats ass about her fairy tale opinions. She is an government employee so she needs to follow the laws of the land. Our government is not based on the bible and as soon as you religious bigot figure that out the better this nation will be

  25. Funny, that no one has noted that she is a double sinner. Not only is divorce a sin, but so is gluttony. Look at her size. She is an absolute hypocrite, and I am dismayed how few people understand how our legal systems works. She does not work for a religious org, but rather is an elected officer for the government, and therefore is not in a protected class. She is an agent for the government, and has sworn an oath to uphold and follow the law. She either needs to resign or be impeached not only for practicing nepotism, but for dereliction of her elected duties.

  26. …gettin’ sick o’ these little “F”ks that want the world to conform to thier own anti-Christian little precepts…

  27. Yes, she is free to oppose same sex marriage personally, but not officially. Frankly, I don’t understand why you people think same sex couples need your approval. And issuing a marriage license has nothing to do with approval. God knows no one is asking her to consummate the marriage. Yuk.

  28. Not so Scotty!!!
    …all elected officials take an oath of office, which she violated the first time she was in Dereliction of Duty…nowhere in the Constitution of either the USA or Kentucky does it allow a person to refuse to do thier jobs due to cooked-up “Religious” beliefs…
    …cooked up??? Yes, because there’s NOTHING in the Teachings of Jesus Christ to justify even one plank o’ the Teahadists…
    …you may now blow it outta the orifice o’ your choice…

  29. Kim Davis’ refusal to do her job is grounds for her dismissal.

    Davis’ refusal to uphold the law is fulfillment of a Jesus saying, “And because of the increase of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold.” (Matthew 24:12 NRSV)

    Davis’ Apostolic Christianity is not New Testament Christianity. In Kentucky, too many religionists say, “It may be Bible, but it ain’t Apostolic.”

    Neither should state legislators try to change County Court Clerks’ job description. There is nothing in the County Clerks’ job description saying that they approve or endorse any marriage.

    As a former public employee, had I refused to do my assigned duties my employers would have had every right to punish me to the full extent of the laws governing those organizations.

    Not only should Davis be fired from her job for refusing to do her elected duties, she should also be jailed, fined and be liable for civil damages she has caused those who were denied their constitutional rights …

  30. Converted to what? An intellectual cannot be converted to an idiot, unless one suffers some type of brain damage. It is my understanding that Christians are not to judge. That is what this woman is doing, and it is wrong.

  31. The Rowan County Attorney’s Office has referred a charge of Official Misconduct against Rowan County Clerk, Kim Davis to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.
    Due to Kentucky Bar Association rules, officials with the Rowan Co. Attorney’s Office cannot prosecute Kim Davis. The conflict case will be passed on to a prosecutor in another county.

    Rowan Co. Government and the Rowan County Attorney’s Office can take no future action against Kim Davis. According to a release from Cecil Watkins, they cannot remove her from office.

    That decision will ultimately be up to the Kentucky State Government, according to the release.

    Currently, Davis is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for permission to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

    http://www.lex18.com/story/29910789/rowan-county-attys-office-refers-charge-of-official-misconduct-against-clerk

  32. Why is this woman getting away with this? She should be fired by now!? Come on Kentucky, do you job. Don’t allow this kind of prejudice to go on in your state!

  33. Sad thing is years ago she would be denied the right to be in the position to say no because of her gender and now she’s sworn to be a hypocrite. They shouldn’t give her the option to resign they should fire her and anyone who goes against the law. No one’s religious belief should come in between their job. How is that any different from when you tell an employee never bring their personal affairs to work? She’s bringing her personal belief to work, keep it at home. I don’t think kids should be marrying but the law says as long as parent give permission it’s ok so obviously my opinions don’t matter because they are my personal opinion. And I have to accept it.

  34. Rowan County, KY UPDATE: Contempt of Court Hearing Thursday

    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis defied court orders by refusing to issue marriage licenses, and now steps have been taken to hold her in contempt of court.
    A motion was filed Tuesday, asking U.S. District Judge David Bunning to hold Davis in contempt. Bunning scheduled a contempt hearing for 11 a.m. Thursday in Ashland. At that time, the gay couples will have to present evidence, which could include testimony from Davis herself. Bunning would then decide on punishment. That could include fines, jail time or both, but the motion asks the judge to impose only financial penalties.
    http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Rowan-Co-clerk-defies-court-order-denies-licenses-323580981.html

  35. I SURPPOT KIM DAVIS. THANK YOU KIM FOR STANDING UP TO MEN WHO THINK THEY RUN THIS WORLD. LITTLE DO THEY KNOW THAT GOD IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE IN CONTROLL OF THIS WORLD…
    I ALSO WANT TO SAY HELLL IS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WILL NOT STAND BY THE WORD OF JESUS. YOU MAY THINK THIS IS OVER BUT IF YOU DO NOT REPENT YOU WILL ALSO END UP IN HELL…

  36. Dumbass show me one scripture where JESUS said any thing about gays? But he did say a lot about the ugly ass adulteress

  37. SHE PROBABLY DID NOT KNOW SHE WAS AND IF SHE DID KNOW SHE WOULD NOT HAVE GIVEN THEM A LICENSE. HARD TO TELL ANYMORE! ITS A SIN UNDER GOD OR DON’T YOU READ YOUR BIBLE…

  38. EVER READ THE TRUTH OF SADOM AND GOMORRAH IN THE BIBLE? GODS WORD IS VERY CLEAR. HAVE YOU READ IT??? IF YOU DONT REPENT YOU WILL END UP IN THE LAKE OF FIRE, IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT??

  39. Again dumbass evidently you haven’t read your fairy tale. Ezekiel 16:49-50 declares, “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me…”

    Now who will burn in hell you ignorant POS

  40. OBVIOUSLY YOU DONT BELIEVE IN THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OR SADOM AND GOMORRHA. WHERE THE PEOPLE OF SADOM WANTED TO HAVE SEX WITH THE ANGELS. OR MAYBE YOU DONT EVER READ THE BIBLE?
    THERE IS A GREAT FALLING AWAY HAPPENING NOW RIGHT BEFORE EVERYONES EYES. IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW GOD AND HIS WORD PEOPLE LIKE YOU WILL BE LOST FOREVER.

  41. You know the next time your dumbass post in all caps I will be god and send you to hell with a permanent banishment

  42. if the Bible is a fairytale then why are you trying to find a verse that supports your opinion. you are like a lot of other people who try and pull verses out of the bible to show your right. well i am not a dumbass but some who loves GOD. If you have a problem with that, thats your problem not mine.. and don’t bother me again.

  43. so you follow men than Gods Rules? I stand up for her and I would do the same because this world is temporary and I do not want to go to HELL just because some court is telling me how I should live my life I am a child of the MOST HIGH not of men

  44. and just how are you gonna do that i saw your pic and know who you are , you will never be God. now go bug someone else who does not agree with the way you think

  45. First of all if you were born in Iran your dumbass would be a Shia Muslim, in India maybe Hindu or Sunni Muslim so what god you love depends on where you were born. Second I quoted your fairy tale to show your dumbass you don’t even read the book that you jack off to.

  46. Wow Muslim well guess what if you knew your history it was all made up on some paper as the Bible was inspired by God. and funny you should say muslim because if they know about how you feel about gays they would kill you in a second. give up the ghost believe what you want cause there is only one God! His name is Lord of Lords and King Of Kings. If you knew about the Bible Its been proven History but you probably don’t know your history…

  47. it is a sin or i guess you don’t care if you go to Hell ? Right? It has always been a sin. I am a floral designer and I would not take and make flowers for a gay couple. That is because of what I believe, If you have a problem take it up with Jesus…

  48. No I am mad because dumbasses like you co=sign her not doing her taxpayer job and that makes you a hypocrite

  49. so now your telling me that I have to believe in the gay agenda , sorry that is an Abomination to God and you nor another person will get me to change my mind. God is first! The only reason this is happening is because the Supreme Court who really has no authority to rule the Land as the constitution states that the STATE is the law of the land not the Supreme Court. you don’t know your history…Study it you might know the truth…

  50. The bible was inspired by god? Then why did the Council of Nicea decide what books would be in your fairy tale? You do know then banned certain gospels that was inspired by the god

  51. A gay agenda? No you need to read the Constitution starting with the 14th amendment.
    The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868, and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included former slaves recently freed. In addition, it forbids states from denying any person “life, liberty or property, without due process of law” or to “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” By directly mentioning the role of the states, the 14th Amendment greatly expanded the protection of civil rights to all Americans and is cited in more litigation than any other amendment.

    BTW dumbass marriage is a civil right not a religious right.

  52. You cant make this shit up
    The only reason this is happening is because the Supreme Court who really has no authority to rule the Land as the constitution states that the STATE is the law of the land not the Supreme Court
    ——————————————————————-
    This is what you get when asshole get homeschooled and never took civics. I don’t know what to say to this idiocy

  53. I take no matters up with your imaginary friend, nor need I. How very sad it must be to live with the idea that you will continue on forever, either being punished or rewarded, yet not realize it is the way you treat your fellow man that the book you revere plainly says determines this outcome.

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