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Thu Aug 27, 2015, 12:16 PM

Clerk who denied same-sex marriage license in Ky., temporarily shuts office for 'computer upgrades'

Breaking News update update to this story:[

MOREHEAD, Ky. - For two months since the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the country, a clerk in a rural Kentucky county has refused to issue any marriage licenses, citing her Christian faith and constitutional right to religious freedom.

On Thursday, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' office refused to issue a marriage license to another couple, William Smith Jr. and James Yates. It was their third attempt to get a license.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning had already ordered Davis to issue marriage licenses two weeks ago. He later delayed that ruling until Aug. 31 or until the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling. The appeals court did so on Wednesday, denying Davis' appeal.

But a deputy clerk in Davis' office told Smith and Yates on Thursday that the office believes Bunning's delay remains in effect until Aug. 31. He refused to give his name or give them a license.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kentucky-clerks-office-continues-to-defy-same-sex-marriage-order/

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Reply Clerk who denied same-sex marriage license in Ky., temporarily shuts office for 'computer upgrades' (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2015 OP
jberryhill Aug 2015 #1
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2015 #3
jberryhill Aug 2015 #4
COLGATE4 Aug 2015 #7
jberryhill Aug 2015 #8
COLGATE4 Aug 2015 #9
jberryhill Aug 2015 #12
Lorien Aug 2015 #11
d_r Aug 2015 #13
Lorien Aug 2015 #14
Lorien Aug 2015 #10
hobbit709 Aug 2015 #2
Gothmog Aug 2015 #5
Lorien Aug 2015 #6

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 12:21 PM

1. This is a necessary step


In order to be found in contempt of the District Court order affirmed by the 6th Circuit, she has to again deny a license.

This is all part of the sequence.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 12:28 PM

3. So she is aggressively challenging the court?

Hmmm...martyr complex, maybe.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 12:33 PM

4. I continue to be surprised at how people don't understand the larger picture here


It is her full and eventual intention to be jailed for contempt.

Do you have any idea how much money her legal team has collected in donations thus far?

If this thing plays out correctly, it will end very well for her.

She will go to jail for contempt for the several months remaining in her term. After her term expires, she will be released, as the order is then moot.

She will then be a sought-after speaker and author among the nutters, and she will make good coin doing that.

Her other option was to continue in a low-pay job in podunk Kentucky and to live a life of obscurity. She is now internationally famous and seen as a hero by those who support her cause.

Being jailed for contempt will be the single best thing that has ever happened, or would have otherwise ever happened, in her life.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 12:38 PM

7. She got the scratch-off ticket to Fundy Fame & Fortune.

Look to see her next on Ted Cruz's "Cavalcade of Persecuted Xians".

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 12:43 PM

8. Seen here with her admirers....

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 12:44 PM

9. Fetching group...

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 12:52 PM

12. Yeah... fetch, sit, roll over... the works

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 12:50 PM

11. Why do these people always dress in the same

uniform with the same outdated hairstyles and physiques? I swear, every wingnut hater I ever worked with either looked like her or was married to someone who did.

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Response to Lorien (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 04:11 PM

13. those are pentecostal hairstyles

there is an obesity problem in the US that impacts people in poverty

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Response to d_r (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 01:16 AM

14. The ones I worked with were upper middle class Baptists

but they looked just like this woman.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 12:46 PM

10. Exactly. It turns them into MLK in their own minds

IF MLK had been in it for a large cash payout, that is.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 12:27 PM

2. Here's some music for her to think about when she sees the judge for contempt.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 12:33 PM

5. Hold this clerk in contempt and send this clerk to jail

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 12:37 PM

6. I have to wonder if some of these people aren't

simply looking for a payday from the far right hate cult? Usually when a winger in any business gets public notice for hatred "based on religious conviction" (which really is illogical since no one is forcing the clerk to personally marry another woman), the wingnut followers reward them in cash, and lots of it. I can't help but suspect that that's the hope of this clerk and many like her. I doubt if she would be as passionate about denying licenses to people wearing fabric of mixed fibers or someone who works at Red Lobster; her "religious convictions" don't run that deep.

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