[After a judge eviscerated her not-very-legal arguments one by one, apparently this woman still felt she had some legal grounds to stand on in not issuing marriage licenses because of her personal beliefs.
So I would say to her: Fuck you. Fuck you and your stupid, bigoted, idiotic belief that led you to this place. Fuck your legal counsel and any supporters you have, too. I know I could come up with some very clever descriptive tirade, but I think my feelings on this and towards you are better served bluntly and without decoration, so just: fuck you. You aren’t a good person and you’re a shitty American.
And yeah, I included her name in the OP in the hopes that it’ll show up on Google searches because fuck her.
Do you know, or are you guessing, that county clerk is not an elected office in Kentucky? It is an elected office in at least some states, two articles I read regarding this story referred to the duty of elected officials to obey the law, and the article in the OP refers to the rogue clerk having been elected (as a Democrat :eek:).
As to the “whole county government structure”, the article linked in the OP (1) states clearly that the county executive can’t issue the licenses in lieu of the clerk unless she absents her post, which the judge who ordered her to issue the licenses ruled she hasn’t, and (2) quotes the county executive as being sympathetic to the license applicants and critical of the rogue clerk. While that could be a show for the media, the very fact that he shook the applicants’ hands and was apologetic shows that the local sympathies are not as strong with the rogue clerk as you seem to be presuming.
Dammit, when Kentucky makes the news, it’s always shit like this. 114 (or more, my cite’s from July) of our counties are issuing licenses. Feel free to visit, it’s a lovely place! Come for the bourbon, stay for the rule of law.
Did you see the part of the article where Kim Davis won election after her mother retired from the position? And where Deputy Clerk Nathan Davis refused to say whether or not he’s related to Kim Davis (I’ll be he is).
The article sure seems to paint a picture of entitlement and nepotism to go along with the bigotry and lawbreaking in the Rowan County Clerks Office.
The Kentucky Department of Homeland Security is required to have a plaque stating “The safety and security of the Commonwealth cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon Almighty God”. Failure to comply with this law can get you a year in jail and was proposed by a Democrat.
I’m curious if they’ll do something similar with this situation.
Kim Davis won her bid for election in Nov 2014 with 53.16% of the vote. And I’m scratching my head at this one, but she’s a Democrat. So, hey! I guess we finally have something legitimate to post in the Stupid Liberal Idea of the Day thread.