Friday, February 12, 2016

Kentucky Clerk Wins in Federal Court

by CitizenLink Team: A federal judge says Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis does not have to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples. The ACLU is asking the court to force her to violate her conscience.

Davis spent six days in jail last year for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, because it went against her Christian faith. That’s despite the fact that she petitioned state legislators and then-Gov. Steve Beshear for a religious accommodation.

“There is absolutely no reason that this case went this far without reasonable people respecting and accommodating Kim Davis’ First Amendment rights,” said her attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel. “Today’s ruling by Judge Bunning rejected the ACLU’s request to hold Kim Davis in contempt of court.”

Davis’ office now issues the licenses under special rules granted by Gov. Matt Bevin.

“From the beginning, we have said the ACLU is not interested in marriage licenses,” said Staver. “They want Kim Davis’ scalp.”

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Jeanie Maria said...

I'm really happy to hear America won a little touch of freedom back!

Bill Smith said...

Jeanie, I appreciate you comments. Helps keeps me going posting these articles.

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