“I’m not sure”, he said when asked whether Davis knows any gay people. This new license deleted all mentions of the county, removed her name, and deleted every reference to the deputy clerks.
The ACLU believes that Kim Davis’ decision to alter marriage licenses issued in Rowan County once again puts her in contempt of the same order that put her in prison two weeks. “The licenses were not altered to circumvent the court’s order nor did Kim Davis circumvent the order”. And because she reportedly makes about $80,000 a year, you can understand why she’s so eager to hang on to it, despite all of her godly objections.
Davis says she’s been called everything from a homophobe to “Hitler”, but she doesn’t sweat it. When Davis was released, she was ordered not to interfere.
She has since become a darling of radical right-wingers – with Republican Presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee both scrambling to be seen at her side.
Davis, who cited her religious beliefs as the initial reason for refusing to process marriage forms to gay couples, returned to work in Rowan County last week. Despite controversially denying gay couples marriage licenses, Kim said she actually has friends in same-sex relationships, but even they can’t get her to change her view on the subject.
The lawyers have also requested the judge place the office into receivership and have another county official reissue them.
According to legal papers, the ACLU wants Kim Davis to abandon her principles and re-issue the licenses in a format she won’t accept, or have a federal judge appoint someone else to take over the Rowan County clerk’s office.
Ms Davis’ lawyer Mat Staver team disagreed with the couple’s court filing and said matter has been resolved.
The ACLU argued in a motion Monday the new documents create a “two-tier” system of marriage licenses throughout the state, implying same-sex couples “are second-class citizens unworthy of official recognition and authorization of their marriage licenses“. “They’re not valid in God’s eyes, for one,” Davis said in an interview with ABC News aired Tuesday morning.
“It’s nearly a worst-case scenario”, he said. Supporters sent her fan mail and rallied outside the detention center where she was held.
The judge has wide discretion on who might be appointed.
“I don’t think dignity is guaranteed in the Constitution”, Davis said. Does God have to accept the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriages if Davis starts putting her name on marriage licenses? Kim Davis will be punished, if not by the law, then by others.