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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 01:14 PM

Fed Appeals Court Rules Kim Davis Can Be Sued Over Gay Marriage License Refusals

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August 24, 2019 11:58 am


A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the Kentucky county clerk who gained notoriety for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2015 can be sued, Reuters reported.

The 3-0 decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld a previous ruling by U.S. District Judge David Bunning in Kentucky that Kim Davis can be sued in her individual capacity for the denial of licenses to same-sex couples after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in 2015. The decision will toss the lawsuits from two couples pursuing a lawsuit against Davis back into his court.
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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, with son Nathan Davis, a deputy clerk, reads a statement to the press outside the Rowan County Courthouse on Sept. 14, 2015 in Morehead, Ky. Davis did not interfere with marriage licenses issued after she returned to work. (Pablo Alcala/Lexington Herald-Leader/TNS)

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Reply Fed Appeals Court Rules Kim Davis Can Be Sued Over Gay Marriage License Refusals (Original post)
riversedge Aug 24 OP
Lonestarblue Aug 24 #1
3Hotdogs Aug 24 #2
Stonepounder Aug 24 #4
Bayard Aug 24 #5
Farmer-Rick Aug 25 #12
alwaysinasnit Aug 24 #7
Initech Aug 24 #3
Bayard Aug 24 #6
alwaysinasnit Aug 24 #8
donkeypoofed Aug 24 #9
Nitram Aug 24 #10
ooky Aug 25 #11
CTyankee Aug 25 #13
jpak Aug 25 #14
davsand Aug 25 #15

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 01:24 PM

1. Excellent news!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 01:24 PM

2. Worth $20 -30K? What'dya think?

Hard to prove economic damages. Remember, the jury in that state probably supports Da Lawd.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 03:13 PM

4. Hey! "That state" is called Kentucky, and it is where I live!

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Just because we have some backwoods rednecks, we also have a growing population of progressives!

Take a look. Yes, the assembly has gerrymandered themselves into a Republican majority, up until the last election, the top three state wide posts; Gov., Lt. Gov, and SecState had been Dems for quite awhile and indications are that they will be again after next election. And Moscow Mitch isn't doing well since the down state coal miners are realizing he's been screwing them over for years. They remember when a group of coal miners with Black Lung Disease chartered a bus for a 10-hour ride to DC to talk with him about not taking away their health benefits and Mitch managed to spare exactly 1 minute to talk to them before leaving.

And bear in mind that Kim Davis' backcountry county is an outlier and if the lawyers from the plaintiffs have any brains they will try for a change of venue.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:23 PM

5. Thank you!

From a fellow Kentuckian.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 09:14 AM

12. You tell them

Just about all the people in Kentucky that I know hate what Moscow Mitch and the RepubliCONS have done to their state. They are the majority but they have been Gerrymandered into silence.

I'm in East TN. We use to be majority Democratic. But now my precinct is a weird snake along the North Carolina border.

F*ck the Supremes for supporting Gerrymandering, may they burn in their imaginary hell for eternity.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 06:45 PM

7. Not to mention lawyers' fees.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 03:05 PM

3. Where's Nelson when you need him?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:24 PM

6. No one is above the law

Seems to be a hard concept for rethuglicans to grasp.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 06:47 PM

8. I would say that this is a bit of poetic justice.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 07:11 PM

9. Yay! Go after her, hard - and don't stop

Haters have to learn to keep their views to themselves when at work. She should've just shut her mouth. No one cares about her personal views but she imposed them on everyone anyways - so now she is gonna pay. She HAS to be made an example of to like-minded people; shut up or pay up.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 10:13 PM

10. Yeah! Fuck Kim Davis!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:00 AM

11. Her old friends Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz

send their thoughts and prayers.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 10:15 AM

13. I hope the gay couple ruins this bonehead's life. Makes her life hell.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 10:19 AM

14. Bless her widdle bigot heart

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 11:19 AM

15. A closet full of polyester and a hairbrush full of stringy hair.

That's about all she owns, I suspect.

Where are all the fundy groups that were lining up to support her when she was breaking the law? Seems like they should be liable too.


Laura

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