Davis was jailed for five days when she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in her county and didn’t comply with a federal judge’s order to do so.
Davis sparked a national firestorm by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in June. This would be true anywhere, but it’s especially true in Kentucky, which is one of the least-polarized states in the country (Democrats outnumber Republicans in partisan registration by quite a bit, yet the state is reliably red in presidential elections).
“We came to the conclusion that the Democratic Party left us a long time ago”. That change could potentially invalidate those marriage certificates, something critics say goes against the orders of U.S. District Judge David Bunning.
Davis was later asked if she would issue marriage licenses to her children if they grow up to be gay. That task is now being carried out by her deputies with her name removed from the actual paperwork. She replaced her mother, also a Democrat, who served as county clerk for 37 years.
Kim Davis has abandoned the Left side of politics and made the switch to the Right.
When Davis was released from jail she was ordered not to interfere with the issuing of marriage licenses to gays. “I’d rather let people make their own guesses, with the understanding that those guesses may well be informed by the subjects and contents of my writing”.
“Without him, none of this would have been possible”, the clerk said, “for he is my strength that carried me”. If she were to resign, I would respect her religious convictions (though not agree with them) since she would willfully accept great personal sacrifice in adherence to her personal beliefs.
Davis said little when she took the stage Friday night. Why should I have to quit a job that I love and that I’m good at?
‘It just comes back to [the fact that] they can accommodate for all sorts of other issues and we ask for one simple accommodation and they can’t service it. It’s just not right‘. But she realizes, he added, that she must defend her faith.