Kim Davis Victory! The People Of Kentucky Have Overwhelmingly Spoken

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Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who is locked in a legal battle over issuing same-sex marriage licenses is back in the headlines. State law requires county clerks to issue marriage licenses to all ‘legally qualified’ couples, and that now includes same-sex couples.

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Davis refused saying it is against her religious beliefs to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple. After she refused to do so, a federal judge threw her in jail for five days in September. She now wants to be able to keep her name off of marriage licenses.

Bob Unruh, WND reported:

The governor-elect in Kentucky – a conservative Republican who stunningly rallied from behind to defeat a powerful Democrat candidate, the state’s attorney general – says one of his first acts will be to formalize an accommodation for county clerks whose religious beliefs are being violated by demands they issue “same-sex marriage” licenses.

Matt Bevin on Friday confirmed he will work on a solution in a situation that came to a head for Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis when she refused an order from U.S. District Judge David Bunning to violate her faith and issue “same-sex marriage” licenses and he sent her to jail.

At Kentucky.com, AP reported Bevin “vowed to remove the names of county clerks from marriage licenses.”

Officials with Liberty Counsel, who have been representing Davis, and continue to fight her appeals at the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said it is a clear victory for Davis.

Liberty Counsel said in a statement, “The people of Kentucky have overwhelmingly spoken in support of Kim Davis and others who believe our nation should be a place where all people can live out their faith without fear of being put in prison. This is a day that our constitutional principles are being used as intended to protect innocent people from undue harm. This promise is a clear, simple path to resolving all the legal efforts on behalf of Davis.”

Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, added, “Kim Davis and Liberty Counsel applaud Governor Elect Matt Bevin for his leadership in protecting the rights of conscience of all county clerks.”

“It is refreshing to have someone with the integrity, character, and concern of Matt Bevin leading the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear could have resolved this marriage license issue a long time ago, but he chose to ignore the plea for help. Gov. Elect Bevin’s impending executive order is a welcome relief for Kim Davis and should be for everyone who cherishes religious freedom.”

 When Bunning ordered Davis jailed, Bevin said in a statement campaign that such draconian actions were “utterly unnecessary.”

“There is a simple solution that would respect the rights of every Kentuckian. I first put this solution forward many weeks ago,” he said.

“Why the cowardly silence from our attorney general, Jack Conway? Jack Conway violated his oath of office as attorney general when he refused to defend our state in court. Where was our governor then demanding his resignation? The double standard applied in this case is reprehensible. Jack Conway refused to defend our state constitution, and now he is refusing to stand up for the religious liberties of our county clerks. This is unconscionable and, as governor, I will stand up for all Kentuckians, not just the ones who agree with me.”

In his plan announced weeks earlier, Bevin said Beshear should have immediately provided an accommodation for people of faith.

“When the Supreme Court changed Kentucky’s definition of marriage, it also changed the job description of our county clerks and other officials currently involved in the state sanctioning of marriage,” he said at the time.

“It is understood that Kentucky must uphold the new law and find a way to process and recognize same-sex marriage. However, that does not mean we must do so at the expense of the constitutionally afforded religious liberties of other Kentucky citizens. It is not a matter of one or the other, but rather of both. Equal protection under the law means exactly that.”

He continued: “It is incumbent upon the governor and the Kentucky legislature to represent all of the Commonwealth’s citizens, and uphold their individual liberties. To the extent those liberties come into conflict, such as in the case here, we should look for the least restrictive means to providing necessary government services. ”

Bevin pointed out that the Supreme Court’s creation of same-sex marriage left many laws and standards in doubt, and he would want to work with lawmakers to clear that up.

Read the full story here.

11 COMMENTS

  1. she, kim davis, was jailed because she refused to allow anyone in her office to issue licences. but in telling this truth would not serve the belief that poor besieged christians are being denied their religious-freedoms. gov. beshear ought to have ousted her, ms. davis, or at least suspended her salary til she compiled with state and federal law.

  2. I no longer support or promote Truth Uncensored! I deleted over 100 TU FB reposts from my wall. DISCRIMINATION IS A CRIME AND IS UN-CHRISTIAN and UN-AMERICAN! She is a BIGOT and HYPOCRITE! Go to hell!

      • NOBODY, regardless of faith, has a right to discriminate. The Bill of rights gives the right to BELIEVE what you want, it does not give Satanists a right to sacrifice human babies, let alone xtians any “special” rights to have their own version of rights. You people that hollar “Rights, Rights”, should READ the laws of our land. Furthermore, Jesus was anti-hypocrite, anti bigot, and anti discrimination. Try reading the Bible verbatum. America was created on the foundation of EQUAL OPPORTUNITY. You xtian extremists are as EVIL as ISIS!

    • Gays CAN enter into civil unions…which have ALLLLLL the same rights as marriage…but for modern gays…that’s NOT enough… modern gays want to INFECT EVERYONE…EVERYWHERE…with their perversion…and expect the rest of us to sit quietly in a corner…

      • Byron, I agree. I am a gay middle-Conservative Republican Christian. The only people that know I am gay are those I tell. I feel all gays should be more subtle. My love is no different than anyone else’s. I am ant- Pride movement. These people are not true homosexuals, they are bisexual perverts. They are liberal extremists that I, and others like myself, DESPISE. I hate that the Lesbian movement has created all this turmoil! Gays were MEN but now the Lesbian movement has created a dozen sexuality’s and they are controlling and creating all this chaos. It is unfortunate that all gay men are seen as the freaks that we see in the news.

  3. Equal protection under the law means exactly that.”

    you religious crazies wouldn’t know “equal protection” if it bit you on the ass.your idea of “equal” is “I get my way or the highway,or I whine that I’m being persecuted.” controlling bigots.you are close to being the same as muslims,with your BS.

    • Shit licking? Are you jealous. I never did that so why do you think we do that? There are many online videos showing you straight perverts doing all manner of deviant acts that I, a gay man, would never dream up, let alone consider doing. Being a Bigot is simply showing a lack of intelligence, and, in your case, jealousy and disappointment. As for “cock sucking”, I have had many straight guys experiment by trying it. You may have been one of them.

      • Sorry, but any man that goes down on another man is no longer straight, he has crossed the line and has become bisexual at the very least. One time is one time too many. Another example in a different context would be if you murder someone you are a murderer, it doesn’t matter that you only did it once.

  4. There is no “law”…SCOTUS cannot write “law” and if Kentuckyians had any cojones they could nullify any unconstitutional decision made by SCOTUS…

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