Davis was ordered there after refusing to follow a court order that she issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.
On June 26 the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, opening a floodgate of happiness and triumph for champions of gay rights.
Sullivan is referring to presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who appeared at the rally in support of Davis’ stance against issuing same-sex marriage licenses. They argue that it was excessive for U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning to jail the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk for standing up for her religious beliefs. When she ran for office, she probably didn’t know that she would be asked to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. In Davis’ absence, both same-sex couples who sued her received one.
If the court does not respond before Davis returns to work on Monday, she will have to choose whether to allow her office to continue issuing licenses or again disobey the judge who already sent her to jail.
In the article, “Kim Davis should find another line of work” (TNT, 9-8), the author wrote, “I believe in strong protections for freedom of conscience: religious or otherwise”.
Shortly after this latest motion was filed on Friday, the 6th Circuit directed that the plaintiffs file a response to Davis’s request “on or before the close of business, Tuesday, September 15, 2015”. I find it ridiculous in this day and age that this fight against gay marriage has gone on, even after the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Staver says the governor, who is a Democrat, has made accommodations before in the case of Democrat Attorney General Jack Conway.
University of Kentucky Law Professor Louise Graham says that once a marriage license is issued, it can’t be taken back. Instead, he simply told her not to try to stop – “directly or indirectly” – licenses from being issued.
There has been no word yet whether or not the band intends to pursue legal action against Davis and Huckabee for the use of their song, nor whether they will seek in injunction to halt all future uses of the song.