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Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:38 PM

Kim Davis Thinks Taxpayers Should Cover Her $220,000 Legal Battle

The county clerk who became a right wing hero for denying marriage licenses to gay couples needs to come up with some cash

By TIM DICKINSON FEBRUARY 1, 2019 12:58PM ET

When Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses following the 2015 Supreme Court Decision legalizing gay marriage, she cited “God’s authority” and became a hero to right-wingers, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and then-candidate, now Kentucky governor Matt Bevin, who said: “Without any question I support her.” When Davis was later arrested for refusing to comply with a court order to issue licenses, Bevin even tweeted about visiting the clerk in jail.



Now, after a string of court losses, the time is approaching for her to pay more than $220,000 in attorneys’ fees awarded to plaintiffs who sued Davis and the state of Kentucky over the clerk’s “protest.” These days, Bevin is no longer unquestionably supporting Davis. Instead, the governor’s lawyers have argued in federal court that Davis should pay up, personally if need be.

Davis — ousted from her clerk job in an election last November — has filed her own legal brief in the case, countering that Kentucky taxpayers must be forced to pay for her religious objections: “The Commonwealth is liable,” her legal team argues, “because Davis acted as a state official for purposes of marriage licensing.”


https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/kim-davis-legal-fees-788218/

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Reply Kim Davis Thinks Taxpayers Should Cover Her $220,000 Legal Battle (Original post)
workinclasszero Feb 1 OP
workinclasszero Feb 1 #1
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 1 #12
malaise Feb 1 #2
pamdb Feb 1 #3
Jose Garcia Feb 1 #16
keithbvadu2 Feb 1 #4
Downtown Hound Feb 1 #5
struggle4progress Feb 1 #6
workinclasszero Feb 1 #7
GemDigger Feb 1 #8
ooky Feb 1 #9
guillaumeb Feb 1 #10
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 1 #11
Hotler Feb 1 #13
csziggy Feb 1 #14
ornotna Feb 1 #15

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:42 PM

1. That's right all you heathens, pay up for her laughable 'religious beliefs' or its OPPRESSION!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:43 PM

12. all that lacks is her name

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:44 PM

2. Ask the Fundies and RW politicians

You disgusting piece of shit. Hope you end up in prison

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:47 PM

3. kim davies

Let Matt Bevin pay for it is he's her bestie.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:48 PM

4. Kim Davis is a thief - taking pay for a job she refused to do.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:49 PM

5. So the state is liable for you refusing to do your job

A job, by the way, that you were elected to do, so they couldn't fire you. LOL. Um no, you wanted to be a martyr. Here's your chance. Next time, just do your fucking job.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:51 PM

6. "It is my own deeply-help personal belief that you should pay my court costs!"

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:54 PM

7. Church of Trump

No doubt!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:00 PM

8. Ask Huckabee, he has lots of money.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:01 PM

9. She should ask Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz to pay for it.

They about knocked each other over trying to be the first one to run to her defense to use her as a prop for their POTUS bids. Where are they now?

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:12 PM

10. She refused to do her job.

She should have been fired.

Sorry, Ms. Davis.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 09:18 PM

13. fuck off, go have a bake sale....nt

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 09:23 PM

14. Since she cited "God's authority" her church should pay the bills

After it was determined that secular law no longer prohibited same sex marriage, then only her perverse church policy was her excuse. If she wants to claim that she was abiding by her religion, then that religion should bear the cost, not the tax payers who do not belong to whichever sect she has selected.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 09:27 PM

15. Maybe the wall fund guy can loan her a few bucks

At the very least a few pointers on how to fleece the flock.

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