She’ll question Davis on whether or not she not she disobeyed a federal judge’s order regarding altering the marriage license forms of same-sex couples.
Expect questions about religious freedom, the separation of church and state, Davis’ conscience and whether or not she disobeyed a judge’s order about altering marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
However, Davis told reporters that she still refuses to sign or authorize the forms, and wording on the license was modified to remove any mention of her name or office. “Kim Davis said Monday that her name and title would not appear on the forms and later that same day the governor said the forms were valid”, said the lawyer, Mathew Staver.
Davis told ABC News correspondent Paula Faris that “what people say about me does not define who I am”.
“We’ll see what Judge Bunning is going to do with it”, Hughes said. Another person, a minister or different officiant, then performs the ceremony and indicators the license. An attorney for Deputy Clerk Melissa Thompson said she “has not personally witnessed any difficulties in the issuing of marriage licenses“. The clerk then files the license with county records.
“Mr. Mason’s concern is he does not want to be the party that is issuing invalid marriage licenses and he is trying to follow the court’s mandate as well as his superior ordering him to issue only these changed forms”, Hughes said. Bunning, the federal judge, has said he does not know if the licenses are valid and it was up to the gay couples to take that chance.
Mason has calmly and cheerfully issued marriage licenses in Rowan County, often amid a scrum of TV cameras and recorders documenting his every move.
An attorney for Chief Deputy Clerk Roberta Early told Bunning “All other deputy clerks are ready to issue marriage licenses” if Mason is absent.
Megyn Kelly with FOX News also will air an interview with Davis at 9 p.m. Wednesday on the The Kelly File.
Mason is the one worker in Davis’ workplace who has stated he doesn’t object to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
“(Mason) says he has a good relationship with her”, Hughes said. Her refusal landed her in jail before a judge ordered her release, with the understanding that she stop violating the law. “It’s been hard on all of them”.