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  • Federal Judge Says He’s Above Natural Law as He Tosses Clerk Kim Davis in Jail [terrifying quote]

    09/03/2015 5:41:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/3/15 | Scott Ott
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She’s an elected official, and can’t be fired except by voters in her county, so a federal judge had her thrown in jail today. I expected as much. Any true civil-disobedience act must come with the willingness to bear the legal consequences of your extra-legal behavior. Davis politely thanked the judge before being carted off to the clink.If it were me, I also would have submitted to the governing authority, but not without a resounding “SAY WHAT, YOUR HONOR?!” after he said this… “The idea of natural...
  • Beshear reacts to Rowan County marriage license issue

    09/03/2015 5:29:33 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 45 replies
    WBKO ^ | 9/3/2015 | Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Kentucky)
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) -- Gov. Steve Beshear’s Statement on Marriage Licenses in Rowan County: “Judge Bunning’s decision today speaks for itself. The future of the Rowan County Clerk continues to be a matter between her and the courts. Deputy clerks have said they will commence issuing marriage licensesbeginning tomorrow. It appears that the citizens of Rowan County will now have access to all the services from the clerk’s office to which they are entitled. Again, the legislature has placed the authority to issue marriage licenses squarely on county clerks by statute, and I have no legal authority to relieve them...
  • Huckabee to hold 'liberty rally' for jailed Kentucky clerk

    09/03/2015 5:26:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/3/15 | Al Weaver
    While Kentucky clerk Kim Davis continues to sit in jail after refusing to give out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Mike Huckabee plans to stand up for her. The former Arkansas governor announced Thursday that he will be heading up a "liberty rally" next Tuesday for the jailed county clerk in Kentucky. According to his campaign, Huckabee will be joined by Matt Staver, the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, who is representing Davis in court. "This is a reckless, appalling, out-of-control decision that undermines the Constitution of the United States and our fundamental right to religious liberty," Huckabee said...
  • Kim Davis Uproar Shows That Breaking The Law Is Only Okay When Progressives Do It

    09/03/2015 4:57:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/3/15 | Sean Davis
    The main contestant on this week’s edition of Internet outrage theater is Kim Davis, a Democratic clerk in Kentucky who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Davis, who was arrested by police today for not issuing the licenses, says her religious beliefs prohibit her from rubber-stamping applications for same-sex marriage licenses: U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning placed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in the custody of U.S. marshals until she complies, saying fines were not enough to force her to comply with his previous order to provide the paperwork to all couples and allowing her to...
  • Ted Cruz rips jailing of Kim Davis: ‘This is not America’

    09/03/2015 4:23:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz criticized a federal judge for ordering a Kentucky county clerk to be jailed after she defied the Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The Texas senator said he “unequivocal” stands with Kim Davis, who was put in federal custody for contempt after testifying before Judge David L. Bunning Thursday that marriage is between one man and one woman. “Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny,” Mr. Cruz said in a statement. “Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This...
  • I found where Kim Davis is being held!

    09/03/2015 4:00:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    cartercountydetention.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | carter county detention
    Kim Davis is being held at the Carter County Detention Center in Carter County, Kentucky. Freepers if you'd like to send her your support their address is 13 Crossbar Rd, Grayson, KY 41143 I'm sure she is allowed letters of support! Send her your prayers!
  • Ted Cruz: 'I Stand With Kim Davis'

    09/03/2015 3:28:48 PM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 03 Sep 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Thursday that he "unequivocally" supported Kim Davis, the defiant Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. "I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally," the Texas senator said in a statement on his campaign website. "I stand with every American that the Obama administration is trying to force to choose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion." Davis, the Rowan County clerk, was jailed by U.S. District Judge David Bunning until she complied with his order to issue the licenses. The clerk stopped...
  • Ted Cruz: If Kim Davis Gets Punished for Not Following the Law, Obama Should Be Too

    09/03/2015 3:22:47 PM PDT · by Isara · 40 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | September 3rd, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Ted Cruz said today if people want Kim Davis to resign for not following the law, then President Obama ought to be held to the same standard. No, he didn’t go so far as to say Obama should be in jail too, but given all the calls for Davis to resign her post, Cruz argued said the president should be getting such calls too.Davis went to jail today after repeatedly refusing to issue marriage licenses in protest of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, even defying the high court’s rejection of her appeal.Now, despite him calling out double standards, just...
  • Cruz: I Call Upon Every Believer...to Stand with Kim Davis

    09/03/2015 1:01:16 PM PDT · by DaveyB · 176 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 9/3/2015 | Ted Cruz
    HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the arrest of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis: “Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America. “I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion. “In dissent, Chief Justice Roberts rightly observed that the Court’s marriage opinion has nothing...
  • Rand Paul: Kentucky Clerk Should Not Have to Approve Gay Marriage Licenses

    09/03/2015 2:41:49 PM PDT · by z taxman · 5 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/3/15 | Sandy Fitzgerals
    Rand Paul said he supports a county clerk from his home state for standing her ground against granting marriage licenses for same-sex couples, saying there should be room "for people to exercise their religious beliefs and not be told they have to do something they find morally objectionable." "I have never been opposed to contracts between consenting adults," Paul told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" co-host Bill Hemmer. "But I am very much sympathetic to the idea that an individual shouldn't have to sign or give their stamp of approval that they object to." There is an easy way out for...
  • “I’ll put them in camps”: Rand Paul mocks GOP field for hardline rhetoric towards illegals

    08/31/2015 3:19:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2015 | AllahPundit
    A nice catch by Sam Stein of HuffPo from Rand’s interview with Boston Herald Radio. Skip to around 11:00 for the key bit.I … did not expect a competition between Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul over who could conjure up a better Nazi allusion for Republicans. Or rather, I didn’t expect it until the election turned to foreign policy. “There have been a lot of dumb ideas put out,” Paul said, speaking with Boston Herald Radio. “One that the Mexicans will pay for a wall, [which] was probably the dumbest of dumb ideas. But putting a wall up between...
  • Rowan Co. Clerk Kim Davis will stay in custody

    09/03/2015 2:47:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 144 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/03/2015 | Madeline Janicki
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, a Democrat, will stay in custody. It was a circus in Ashland today, as media, and protesters on both sides of the Kim Davis controversy came nose-to-nose outside the courthouse. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis appeared before U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning at 11:00 this morning, Bunning had her taken into custody finding her in contempt for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Bunning told Davis that she would remain in jail until she complied with his order. Davis said “thank you” and was taken from the courtroom by a U.S....
  • UPDATE: Marriage licenses to be available beginning Sept. 4 in Rowan County (Kentucky)

    09/03/2015 2:37:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | Sep 03, 2015 | wowk
    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - The latest on the county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage (all times local): 4:20 p.m. An attorney for the couples who sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis over her refusal to issue marriage licenses says she "holds the keys to her jail cell." Attorney Laura Landenwich made the comments Thursday outside the courthouse after a judge jailed Davis for contempt of court. Davis has refused to follow the judge's order to issue the licenses. Davis' attorney Roger Gannam said that this is the first...
  • Carly Fiorina Says Kentucky Clerk Should Issue Gay Marriage Licenses or Resign [Cruz,Paul disagree]

    09/03/2015 2:18:48 PM PDT · by z taxman · 74 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 9/3/15 | Ray Nothstine
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina offered her take on the growing controversy of the Kentucky county clerk who is refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses because it violates her religious conscience. Fiorina spoke on Hugh Hewitt's radio show Thursday saying that religious liberty is clearly under attack but that rights of religious conscience is less clear when an individual is an "arm of the government." "First, I think that we must protect religious liberties with great passion and be willing to expend a lot of political capital to do so now because it's clear religious liberty is under assault in...
  • TN Judge Refuses To Divorce Couple, Blaming SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

    09/03/2015 2:18:26 PM PDT · by VinL · 26 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 9/3/2015 | Tierney Sneed
    A judge in Tennessee told a married couple seeking a divorce that he could not grant one for them, arguing that the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision left him unclear as to when a marriage ends. "The conclusion reached by this Court is that Tennesseans have been deemed by the U.S. Supreme Court to be incompetent to define and address such keystone/central institutions such as marriage, and, thereby, at minimum, contested divorces," Hamilton County Chancellor Jeffrey Atherton wrote when denying the divorce petition, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He said that the Supreme Court needed to declare "when...
  • Cruz: I Call Upon Every Believer, Every Constitutionalist, Every Lover of Liberty to Stand with...

    09/03/2015 2:05:46 PM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/03/15
    Cruz: I Call Upon Every Believer, Every Constitutionalist, Every Lover of Liberty to Stand with Kim Davis Statement on Arrest of Kentucky Clerk Kim DavisHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the arrest of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis:“Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America.“I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her...
  • KY Clerk who Refused to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses Held in Contempt and Ordered to Jail

    09/03/2015 12:01:24 PM PDT · by xzins · 132 replies
    YOUNG CONS ^ | September 3, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    Kim Davis, a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses got some rather bad news today, as a judge held her in contempt and has ordered her to jail. Here are the details so far. From NBC News: A federal judge has ordered a Kentucky clerk to jail after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Kim Davis, a clerk in Rowan County, was found in contempt of court on Thursday morning. She has said granting marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples would “violate God’s definition of marriage” and infringe on her personal beliefs as...
  • Ted Cruz: 'I Stand With Kim Davis'

    09/03/2015 1:13:08 PM PDT · by VinL · 103 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 9/3/15 | Tierney Sneed
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) rushed to the defense of the Kentucky clerk held in contempt of court Thursday for her refusal to issue gay marriage license and issued a statement calling for "every lover of liberty to stand with Kim Davis." Davis, the clerk in Rowan county, had stopped issuing licenses to all marriage couples after the Supreme Court decision legalized same-sex marriage and was sued by a group of couples. "Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny," Cruz said. "Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is...
  • In Trashing Land, The EPA Has Nothing On The Forest Service

    09/03/2015 1:14:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/02/2015 | William Perry Pendley
    Americans now comprehend fully the disdain the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has for truth-telling, the rights of others, and the environment. Forget the last six spiteful years; the Colorado mine disaster suffices. The EPA’s wanton malfeasance — experts warned of a catastrophic blowout — unleashed three million gallons of orange arsenic-, cadmium-, and lead-laden wastewater into an Animas River tributary trashing public, private, and tribal lands and waters in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and the Navajo Nation. Even so, the EPA has nothing on the U.S. Forest Service. In documents filed days ago in a federal district court in Arkansas,...
  • Walker, Jindal back Kentucky clerk on marriage licenses: ‘The Constitution is very clear’

    09/03/2015 12:46:32 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 59 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/3/15 | Dustin Siggins
    Two more GOP presidential candidates have chimed in on the issue of whether Rowan County clerk Kim Davis must provide marriage licenses for same-sex couples. While three candidates have publicly supported Davis' right to only provide marriage licenses for man-woman couples, three others have said she must do so or resign. This morning, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Laura Ingraham, "In the end, this is the balance that you gotta have to have in America, between the laws that are out there, but ultimately ensuring that the Constitution is upheld. I read that the Constitution is very clear that people...
  • BREAKING: 5 of 6 deputies agree to comply with order to issue licenses to all. [Rowan County, KY]

    09/03/2015 12:14:28 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 66 replies
    twitter ^ | 09/03/2015 | Dan Griffin WSAZ
    Dan Griffin ‏@WSAZDanGriffin 3m3 minutes ago Only clerk not willing: Nathan Davis, Davis' son. Dan Griffin ‏@WSAZDanGriffin 4m4 minutes ago #KimDavis will be brought back in shortly to discuss contempt and willingness to follow order again. #WSAZ 4 retweets 1 favorite Reply Retweet 4 Favorite 1 More Dan Griffin ‏@WSAZDanGriffin 4m4 minutes ago Judge is unclear of validity of licenses. Says couples can make decision as to whether to proceed. #WSAZ Dan Griffin ‏@WSAZDanGriffin 5m5 minutes ago In brief recess: 5 of 6 deputies agree to comply with order to issue licenses to all. #WSAZ #ky #rowan
  • EXCLUSIVE: Kentucky Clerk: I Am Prepared to Go to Jail

    09/03/2015 8:40:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/03/2015 | Todd Starnes
    Kim Davis could become the first Christian in America jailed as a result of the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage. “I’ve weighed the cost and I’m prepared to go to jail, I sure am,” Mrs. Davis told me in an exclusive interview. “This has never been a gay or lesbian issue for me. This is about upholding the word of God.” “This is a heaven or hell issue for me and for every other Christian that believes,” she said. “This is a fight worth fighting.” Davis is the clerk of Rowan County, Ky. – a small patch of earth...
  • Huckabee: Thank God for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, standing firm against SCOTUS’s gay-marriage ruling

    09/02/2015 7:27:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    No matter where you stand on this, can we come together for a moment and acknowledge the plain truth of this point by Dan McLaughlin? If elected Democrat Kim Davis was doing this to the death penalty, drug or immigration laws, or voter ID laws, they'd hail her as a hero.— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 2, 2015 It’s not that she refuses to perform her public duties that has left-wing critics exercised, it’s that she refuses to performs these specific duties. As it is, TNR’s demanding that Davis be thrown in jail — not just fined or fired, but...
  • Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Jailed for Contempt

    09/03/2015 11:56:59 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 73 replies
    US News ^ | even Nelson | even Nelson
    The Kentucky county clerk who made herself a national celebrity by refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses was jailed Thursday for contempt of court. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was taken into custody by U.S. marshals, according to reporters on the scene. In sending her to jail, U.S. District Judge David Bunning ignored the American Civil Liberties Union's request that Davis be fined to compel compliance with orders that she issue marriage licenses. ACLU attorney Heather Weaver, who is working on the case, said there was testimony about fundraising efforts on Davis' behalf, apparently a factor in the judge's decision...
  • Jerry Brown Flouted Gay Marriage Law. Why Not A Kentucky Clerk?

    09/03/2015 11:35:47 AM PDT · by Bratch · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 2, 2015 | David Benkof
    As is now well-known, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses after the Supreme Court ruled in June that states are required to recognize same-sex nuptials. But the fury aimed at Davis has been disproportionate to the actual facts of the situation, and shows galling – and revealing – inconsistency on the part of her critics. In particular, where was the outcry when Attorney General and later Governor of California, Jerry Brown, refused to mount a defense of gay-marriage ban Proposition 8? Representing the state in court was at the center of his job. Yet he put his personal...
  • Clerk Sent to Jail for Refusing to Issue Marriage License

    09/03/2015 10:41:32 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 3, 2015 | Fox News
    Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to issue gay marriage license
  • Judge Jails Kentucky Clerk for Refusing Marriage Licenses

    09/03/2015 10:42:51 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/03/2015 | Adam Beam
    A federal judge ordered a defiant county clerk to jail for contempt Thursday after she insisted that it would violate her conscience to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Rowan County clerk Kim Davis and her deputy clerks were summoned to appear before U.S. District Judge David Bunning after she repeatedly denied them marriage licenses, cited her religious beliefs and "God's authority." "You can't be separated from something that's in your heart and in your soul," Davis told the judge as she explained how the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide conflicts with the vows...
  • BREAKING: [Clerk Kim] Davis held in contempt taken by U.S. Marshals.

    09/03/2015 10:03:37 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 672 replies
    twitter ^ | 09/03/2015 | Dan Griffin WSAZ
    Dan Griffin ‏@WSAZDanGriffin 2m2 minutes ago Judge says financial fines not enough. #WSAZ Dan Griffin ‏@WSAZDanGriffin 4m4 minutes ago BREAKING: Davis held in contempt taken by U.S. Marshals. #WSAZ
  • Its time to look to GOD instead of the GOP as Kentucky clerk Kim Davis faces her contempt hearing

    09/03/2015 4:52:22 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 27 replies
    9/3/2015 | Self
    "......maybe we're not doing all we can, living up to His Holy Word, cause phonies have come and wrong's been done, even killing in Jesus name and if you been burned here's what I've learned, the Lord's not the one to blame...." "How Can They Live Without Jesus"-Keith Green The trashing of Rowan County, Kentucky Chief Clerk Kim Davis's past reminds me of my own past. I'm a drunk thankful to God as I understand God for another day of sobriety. While I was drunk, I used to use God's name a lot, in vain as it were. I said...
  • New pro-Bevin super PAC launches fundraising effort

    09/02/2015 8:16:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | September 2, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    A new outside group has kicked off a fundraising effort to help Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin win in November. Fighting for Kentucky, a super PAC run by two Kentucky Republicans and one from Texas, said it has $100,000 in pledges and hopes to raise $1 million by Sept. 15. In a fundraising email sent to Republican donors Wednesday afternoon, the group's founders said they are not bound by state laws that ban corporate donations to candidates and limit other contributors to $1,000. "To win, this campaign will cost millions of dollars, so our super PAC is raising unlimited contributions...
  • Kentucky Clerk ‘Out Of Options’ In Gay-Marriage Dispute, May Face Stiff Penalties

    09/02/2015 7:00:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 99 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/2/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    The Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue gay marriage licenses may be out of legal options as she heads before a judge Thursday. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will stand before U.S. District Judge David Bunning for refusing to follow an order by the U.S. Supreme Court.The Supreme Court refused her request Monday to stay its unanimous ruling that she provide any and all couples with marriage licenses.Davis may face severe criminal or civil consequences for her actions. She could face hefty daily fines and even put in jail. As an elected official, Davis cannot be fired, but she...
  • McConnell: Obama's 'Partisan Contest' Raises Even More Doubts on Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 2, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday blasted the Obama administration for reducing the debate on the Iran nuclear deal to "a partisan contest" that "raises even more serious questions about its durability and merits." "While the president may be able to sustain a veto with the tepid, restricted and partisan support of one third of one House of Congress over Americans' bipartisan opposition, it will require a bipartisan Congress to strengthen our defenses in the Persian Gulf and to stand up to the inevitable Iranian violations of the agreement that will need to be addressed after he has left office,"...
  • Religious liberty: The Kentucky county clerk and the Muslim flight attendant

    09/02/2015 7:04:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Two current cases may help clarify the issue of the degree to which religious conviction exempts a person from performing job duties.  The New York Times and the rest of the national media are giving front page treatment to Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples on religious grounds. For them, the story is one of religious bias from the hateful right standing in the way of human happiness. The other story is receiving less national attention. Melissa Nann Burke of the Detroit News reports: A Muslim-American group...
  • Carly Fiorina: ‘Inappropriate’ for Kentucky Clerk to Refuse to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/02/2015 8:30:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 223 replies
    CNS ^ | September 2, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told the Hugh Hewitt show on Tuesday that it was “inappropriate” for a Kentucky clerk to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “Given the role that she’s playing, given the fact that the government is paying her salary, I think that is not appropriate. Now that’s my personal opinion,” said Fiorina. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, an elected official, vowed not to resign Tuesday under threat of fines and jail time after deciding not to issue marriage licenses to any couples - straight or gay - rather than be forced to comply with...
  • Fiorina, Levin at odds over Kentucky clerk refusing to issue gay marriage licenses

    09/02/2015 9:42:55 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 58 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has sided against a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses for gay couples and received immediate pushback from conservative radio host Mark Levin. Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt show, Fiorina said that even though she disagrees with the Supreme Court’s ruling on same sex marriage, as a paid government employee the Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis — coincidentally an elected Democrat, must “execute the government’s will.” “I think in this particular case this woman now needs to make a decision of conscience. Is she prepared to continue to work for the...
  • Embattled KY clerk who opposes gay marriage unwittingly gave marriage license to transgender couple

    09/02/2015 1:52:32 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    New YHork Dailey News ^ | 09/02/2015 | BY Deborah Hastings
    FULL TITLE: Embattled Kentucky clerk who opposes gay marriage unwittingly gave marriage license to transgender couple: report Kentucky's Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, who's defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, unwittingly granted one to a transgender couple, according to a report. Camryn Colen, who is transgender, and his wife Alexis, said they obtained a marriage license in February from Davis' office, without being asked to present a birth certificate for Colen, who is identified as a female on the document, the couple told The Courier-Journal.
  • Justice Scalia explained why Kim Davis should issue marriage licenses or find a new job

    09/02/2015 1:50:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | By Jonathan H. Adler
    Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Ky., refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because she believes same-sex marriage is immoral. According to Davis, her religious convictions prevent her from issuing the license: “To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience.” In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear ordered all county clerks in the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but Davis refused. A federal district court ordered her to comply and...
  • Dan Savage: Kentucky clerk defying Supreme Court on gay marriage is 'waiting to cash in'(BARF)

    09/02/2015 6:33:40 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/1/15
    On Tuesday, Kim Davis, the county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, continued to refuse to issue same-sex (or opposite-sex) marriage licenses, despite losing at the U.S. Supreme Court, citing "God's authority." On Tuesday night's Last Word, host Alex Wagner asked columnist and gay-rights advocate Dan Savage if he thinks Davis is trying to become a "martyr." "I think Kim Davis is waiting to cash in," Savage replied. She will probably lose her job and maybe spend a small amount of time in jail, he said, "and then she will have written for her a ghostwritten book, she will go on...
  • Judge orders Rowan clerk to appear in court Thursday after she again denies marriage licenses

    09/02/2015 4:33:04 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 41 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 1, 2015 | JOHN CHEVES
    A federal judge has ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her deputies to appear in his courtroom Thursday and explain why Davis should not be held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses. Shortly after opening her doors Tuesday, Davis told two same-sex couples who asked for marriage licenses that she would not issue them, despite a federal court injunction ordering her to do so. (snip) Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue any marriage licenses in Rowan County since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage June 26. U.S. District Judge David Bunning issued...
  • Kentucky Clerk Fighting Gay Marriage Has Wed Four Times (and troll zotted once)

    09/01/2015 6:32:02 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 78 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | September 1st, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    The Kentucky county clerk facing potentially stiff penalties for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses has been married four times, raising questions of hypocrisy and selective application of the Bible to her life. The marriages are documented in court records obtained by U.S. News, which show that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis divorced three times, first in 1994, then 2006 and again in 2008. She gave birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband. They were fathered by her third husband but adopted by her second. Davis worked at the clerk's office at the time of each divorce...
  • Mitch McConnell: This Congress won’t be able to defund Planned Parenthood

    09/01/2015 4:55:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/1/15 | Mike DeBonis
    Attempts by Congress to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding are destined to fail as long as President Obama is in office, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said. "We just don't have the votes to get the outcome that we'd like," McConnell said in an interview taped Monday with WYMT-TV, which serves eastern Kentucky. "I would remind all of your viewers, the way you make a law in this country, the Congress has to pass it, and the president has to sign it. The president's made it very clear he's not going to sign any bill that includes defunding...
  • Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis releases statement [sodomite unions]

    09/01/2015 6:44:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    WLWT ^ | 9/1/15 | Ben Petracco
    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. —Late Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend the temporary stay of a federal court order involving Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis.The federal court previously ordered Davis to issue marriage licenses to the plaintiffs who filed suit against her.Liberty Counsel represents Davis and appealed that order.The lower court order was temporarily stayed until Aug. 31, but now that the Supreme Court has declined to act, the stay of the order is no longer in effect.In light of these developments, Davis released the following statement:I have worked in the Rowan County Clerk's office for 27 years...
  • CARLY: KY Clerk refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses should DO HER JOB OR QUIT

    09/01/2015 6:12:07 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 129 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/1/15 | The Right Scoop
    Carly Fiorina says that while we need to passionately protect religious liberty, it is inappropriate for a Kentucky county clerk to continue to refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses against a court order, because she is a government worker. Carly says the clerk needs to do the government’s will and issue the licenses or quit and move to another job where religious liberty is more paramount. She says it inappropriate for this clerk to practice civil disobedience as a government employee. Listen:
  • Judge orders Rowan clerk to appear in court Thursday after she again denies marriage licenses

    09/01/2015 4:25:48 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 1 Sep 15 | John Cheves
    A federal judge has ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her deputies to appear in his courtroom Thursday and explain why Davis should not be held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses. Shortly after opening her doors Tuesday, Davis told two same-sex couples who asked for marriage licenses that she would not issue them, despite a federal court injunction ordering her to do so. In a brief but tense encounter between Davis and a couple dozen marriage-equality demonstrators who crowded into her office, the clerk repeatedly refused to comply with the court order. "Under whose...
  • Meet Kim Davis, The Woman Denying Same-Sex Couples Marriage Licenses In Kentucky

    09/01/2015 3:09:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | September 1, 2015 | David Mack
    Upon her election to the role of Rowan County Clerk in November 2014, Kim Davis said she felt "humbled" and "blessed." Speaking to the Morehead News, she made three promises: "I promise to each and every one that I will be the very best working clerk that I can be and will be a good steward of their tax dollars and follow the statutes of this office to the letter." Davis's willingness, or unwillingness, to follow those statutes are now the subject of intense national focus. She has refused on religious grounds to grant marriage licenses -- to both same-sex...
  • ACLU files contempt motion against Kentucky clerk [For defying SCOTUS on same-sex marriage]

    09/01/2015 9:26:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    KMBC ^ | 09/01/2015
    The ACLU of Kentucky filed a motion in federal court Tuesday asking a judge to hold county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for failing to comply with the Supreme Court and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In court papers, the ACLU lawyers note that following the Supreme Court's order late Monday night, the plaintiffs in their case went to the Rowan County Clerk's office at 8 a.m. Tuesday to obtain a marriage license. "Unfortunately , they were again denied by a deputy clerk who asserted that no marriage licenses would be issued," the ACLU said in a...
  • Clerk defies U.S. high court, denies gay marriage licenses

    09/01/2015 8:17:31 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 1, 2015 | STEVE BITTENBENDER
    A Kentucky county clerk, defying a new U.S. Supreme Court decision, rejected requests for marriage licenses from three same-sex couples on Tuesday in a deepening legal standoff now two months old, attorneys for the couples said. Citing her religious objections, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses since the Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution.
  • AFTER SUPREME COURT ORDER KENTUCKY CLERK WILL NOT ISSUE GAY MARRIAGE LICENSE

    09/01/2015 5:55:47 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 282 replies
    9/1/2015 | Self
    It happened in Kentucky minutes ago with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis explaining to a gay couple why she would not give them a marriage license.... Cameras were there......
  • Pro-Edelen super PAC releases Web ad with audio of praise from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow

    08/31/2015 8:45:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/31/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    A super PAC supporting Auditor Adam Edelen’s re-election bid has released a Web ad using audio of an MSNBC segment lauding the incumbent Democrat’s speech at Fancy Farm this year. The two-minute video, titled “Big, Important Things,” features MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, on her Aug. 21 program, calling Edelen “the best southern Democratic politician I have seen speak at an event like this (Fancy Farm) since (former Texas Gov.) Ann Richards, since Bill Clinton in his prime.” The ad also includes portions of Edelen’s speech and footage of him at Fancy Farm events. Kentuckians for Honesty in Government released the video...
  • Americans for Prosperity takes to airwaves with ad attacking Jack Conway, Affordable Care Act

    08/31/2015 6:13:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/31/2015 | Nick Storm
    The political 501(c )(4) group Americans for Prosperity is jumping into the fall election cycle with an ad attempting to tie Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jack Conway to President Barack Obama and the Affordable Care Act. The ad, first reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader, launched Monday in what AFP told the newspaper is a “hefty” six-figure ad buy. AFP is supported by the billionaire ultra-conservative Koch brothers. “Jack Conway chose Washington insiders over Kentucky families when he decided not to take Obamacare to court — now we are yolked with double-digit premium increases and thousands of lost jobs,” Julia Crigler, state...