Kim Davis is at it again, but this time the clerk is altering marriage licenses instead of refusing to grant these legal documents.
Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis ignored a court order regarding not to alter marriage licenses issued by her office.
The Kentucky county clerk, an elected official, began working on September 14 after spending five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Does Davis actually believe that the God cares about whether the government puts its stamp of approval on a couple’s marriage? That falls in line with her most recent actions in modifying licenses issued while she was in jail (potentially violating the court order not to interfere with the issuance of marriage licenses).
The most interesting (read: disgusting) moment of the interview occurred when Faris spoke to Davis about a man who claimed that he finally felt like a human after receiving his marriage license.
Davis’ office issued marriage licences while she was in jail, but the licences did not include her name.
What did get to her, though, was when someone questioned her faith.
The disputed replacement form, which is central to the ACLU’s accusation that she’s still interfering, are considerably altered.
He said he is being forced to sign the licences as a “notary public“, rather than as a deputy clerk, and that there is a space for him to sign his initials, but not his signature.
Davis’ attorney Mat Staver did not directly respond to the ACLU’s request for Bunning to put the office in a receivership, saying he would do so Tuesday.
David Bunning, the federal judge, refused to give judgement on whether the licenses are valid, adding that it is up to gay couples to take that chance. “They did not have my authorization”. “They are not worth the paper that they are written on”. But he noted that Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said last week that the altered marriage licenses would be recognized by the state. Bunning ruled those licenses were valid and released Davis on the condition that she not interfere with her employees.
“Considerable uncertainty” regarding the validity of the licenses has been created by the new alterations, the complaint states.
However, because of the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment, Kim cannot legally deny citizens their marriage license because they did not have a live possum present at their ceremony. When two constitutional rights collide – as they did this month in the Rowan County clerk’s office – the best, if imperfect, solution is to find a way to protect and defend both.
Davis admits that she hasn’t always been a “good” person.
Davis told ABC News she didn’t expect to become so well-known. She could be impeached by the Kentucky legislature, but the body is not in session.