BREAKING: Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis Ordered To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses UPDATE: Appeal Filed

A federal court ruled this afternoon that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis must issue same-sex marriage licenses. The Lexington Herald Leader reports:

A federal judge ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis on Wednesday to resume issuing marriage licenses despite her religious objection to same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge David Bunning granted a preliminary injunction against Davis that was requested by Rowan County couples who want marriage licenses. Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses in her county since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in June. Davis is bound by her duties as a public servant to obey the law, Bunning wrote. “She is even free to believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman, as many Americans do. However, her religious convictions cannot excuse her from performing the duties that she took an oath to perform as Rowan County clerk,” Bunning wrote.

More from WXVU:

Judge Bunning writes in his decision that Davis’ religious freedoms are not being infringed. “(Davis’) religious convictions cannot excuse her from performing the duties that she took an oath to perform as Rowan County Clerk. The Court therefore concludes that Davis is unlikely to suffer a violation of her free exercise rights under Kentucky Constitution.” The American Civil Liberties Union sued Davis on behalf of two same-sex and two opposite sex couples. The ACLU says Davis knew about the possibility of the Supreme Court ruling while she was running for the office. She was sworn in January 5, 2015. Attorney Dan Canon questioned whether Davis objected to issuing marriage licenses to people who had been divorced or interracial couples. She replied, “no.” Davis says she stopped issuing all marriage licenses because she did not want to discriminate against anyone. At the July 20 hearing Judge Bunning asked several questions. He seemed interested in the part of the state statute outlining who is authorized to perform marriages in Kentucky. He pointed out that County Clerks are not on the list of people who can perform marriages. Davis replied that while she does not perform the marriages, her name on the form says she approves of it.

Yet ANOTHER loss for the Liberty Counsel! Let the sadz commence!

See today’s ruling.

UPDATE: Davis has already filed her notice of appeal

RELATED: Davis’ religious discrimination suit against Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear remains active.

  • Mike Plass

    Oh yes, let me get my bib.

  • bkmn

    I used this once today but it is called for…

  • TommyTune

    Now fire her damn sorry ass if she still refuses to do her job.

    • McSwagg

      I’d rather see her cool her heels in a jail cell on contempt of court charges when she refuses to follow the judges order.

  • Treg Brown

    How can I say this without the loving correction of the ban hammer coming down on me?

    This adulteress whore (cause she’s divorced and The Jeebs and all) and sodomite now gets it. Do your job, or get out. Fucking bitch.

  • MattM

    But will she give the dog back?

    • Nic Peterson

      No and she isn’t ever going to do anything about that sister wife hairdon’t.

      • PJP

        And she “Fasted” for awhile too. I do not think she fasted enough!

        • Snarkaholic

          Her definition of ‘fasting’ is when the pizza shop answers on the THIRD ring.

          • PJP

            With her, I am sure she has a direct dial! LOL

    • Octavio

      It appears that her sister used Charley Brown to feed her family. 🙁

      • MattM

        I hope that was a joke.

        • Octavio

          Uh, yeah . . . sure . . . it was a joke. 🙂

          • Soren456

            I don’t get it.

          • Octavio

            All signs — as the original owner of Charley Brown interprets them — indicate that this Kim Davis’ daughter did steal the dog and knows where it is. However, both Kim and her Daughter insist they are innocent. The original owner has filed a complaint against them but nothing is being done, primarily because the Davis family pretty much runs the County and the police refuse to follow up on the complaint beyond just asking the Davis’ if they stole the dog. The Davis’ say no. That’s good enough for the police, because they’re all cousins, uncles, brothers, nephews, aunts, etc. So, the original owner has tried to file formal charges against the Davis’, but the attorney who agreed to represent him suddenly dropped out because of a personal conflict with the Davis family. The original owner has supposedly located his dog, but cannot get the dog back because the police say the dog does not exist. It just goes on and on and on and on and on . . . . So, it’s just as valid to believe that the Davis’s have eaten the dog. The original owner is completely frustrated and does not have enough money to continue an on-going investigation and law suit. The Davis family has no way to prove they did not eat Charley Brown without showing their hand. Hence, the joke. They ate him. Let them prove they didn’t. 🙂

          • Soren456

            Oh. Thanks. Didn’t know CB was the dog.

            (They taste like chicken, I’ve heard.)

          • Octavio

            You’re joking, right? Yup. Charley Brown is a toy chocolate poodle.

          • Soren456

            Me? Joke? Nah.

          • 2karmanot

            In the Philippines they taste like stringy Schwan beef.

          • 2karmanot

            A scooper will find CB scattered across the back yard

    • AtticusP

      That’s Kim’s fifth husband.

      Congressman Steve King and his lawnmower will be standing up for them.

      • Schlukitz

        Apparently, this woman is such a b*tch that she can’t even hold onto a husband.

        • Chucktech

          First, you need a husband who’s willing to hold onto THAT…

          • Schlukitz

            I hear you.

          • Robincho

            Let’s assume for a moment that her parents are NOT the older brother and the cheap aunt (think Daisy from Keeping Up Appearances). That leaves only the gangrenous hyena and the particularly repulsive sow…

          • Joseph Miceli

            After looking at her, I am another .003% more gay.

          • Six Pins Delores

            That’s all?

          • Joseph Miceli

            Well, I’m real gay already

          • matt n

            she is frightening. if they ever remake steven king’s misery, she’d put kathy bates to shame.

          • McSwagg

            She certainly made something go limp on me!

          • Robert

            LOL….

          • Chucktech

            And here I thought I was already a Kinsey 6…

            This is a special Kinsey, it goes up to 7.

          • McSwagg

            From what I’ve heard, it’s her steady paycheck that reels them in. She’s in danger of losing her only bait.

          • TJay229

            All, that.

        • MattM

          But she has so…much to hold onto.

          It it still “more to love” when the person is unlovable?

        • vorpal

          They keep chewing through the restraints.

          • Bad Tom

            Wouldn’t you?

          • vorpal

            I would, and if I couldn’t, I would use them for a mercy self-euthanizing.

        • Soren456

          Maybe they . . . “died”?

          Fell down the steps. Didn’t know it was loaded. Tripped. Ate spoiled grits.

          Things like that. Just bad luck.

          • Snarkaholic

            The secret’s in the sauce…

          • clay

            willing to give her the benefit of the doubt– you’re so generous!

        • wmforr

          If I were a County Clerk I would refuse to “approve” of her next marriage.

          • Schlukitz

            As would I.

      • bambinoitaliano

        You have to wonder by the third husband, a place in a small community, even the most desperate men would have gotten the message a watermelon would have been a better choice than her.

        • Bluto

          Let’s be honest, men are pigs. We’ll stick our dicks into anything, as both Ms. Davis & watermelons attest to.

        • Soren456

          But watermelons are so seasonal.

          • bambinoitaliano

            Better than a piece of old and moldy bitter tasting cowhide.

          • RaygunsGoZap

            Hi! I have Ann Coulter on the line. She says you called?

          • bambinoitaliano

            Put her on hold with Nana Mouskouri discography on the loop.

          • Cuberly

            Yoko Ono.

            Ayeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

          • geoffalnutt

            Phyllis Schlafly’s lips?

          • bambinoitaliano

            If you rub them together and there’s sparks. Yup.

          • Reality.Bites

            I’m pretty sure they’re available year-round now. The taste might not be first-rate when they’re travelling from far, but these ones aren’t going to be eaten, except maybe as foreplay.

            P.S. Isn’t it supposed to be a cantaloupe or honeydew? I’d think a watermelon’s flesh would quickly be crushed.

          • Bad Tom

            It depends on if you are considerate of your partner, or not.

          • Reality.Bites

            Well I can put a chunk of watermelon in my mouth and easily crush it against the roof of my mouth with my tongue. Can’t do that with a cantaloupe or a penis.

            Yet.

          • Bad Tom

            So, you want to hurt the watermelon…
            Some watermelons want to be hurt.
            I knew a few that did.*
            ——-
            * Tales Too Ticklish To Be Told

          • Maybe the watermelon likes it rough.

          • Bad Tom

            Only takes one night.

          • 2karmanot

            And one bite

      • Jim

        Fifth husband? Wow. Either she’s a bitch or a black widow. In any event, isn’t it heart-warming to find somebody with the courage to stand up for traditional Christian marriage–in failed marriage after failed marriage after failed marriage.

    • kaydenpat

      Only if she figures out that it’s gay. Then ewwww.

    • JT
      • James Bachmann

        I like this..heheheh. Good job.

      • KQCA

        This has to be our new mantra.

        And it will work wonders for the economy as jobs will be opening up all across the country.

      • Bad Tom

        You’re gonna be on the tarmac a loooong time.

    • JT
    • DirtyPierre

      She is the dog.

      • MattM

        That’s an insult to bitches.

    • TJay229

      LoL

  • Herald

    This is great news!
    I am trying to remember was she represented by Liberty or ADF? Whichever their losing string continues.

    Also her name on the license does not mean she approves of the marriage. It means she filed the paperwork properly!

    • MDB

      Liberty Counsel, the poor thang. She lost the moment they filed the suit.

      http://www.lc.org/index.cfm?PID=14100&PRID=1576

      • David Walker

        (guitar chord strum) “When will they ever learn?
        When will they ever learn?”

        • Chucktech

          “Where have all the christians gone? Gone to Jeezy, every one.”

      • StraightGrandmother

        Because Liberty Counsel talks them into the court case, “We can win”

        She thinks, “Well they’re lawyers and they will do it for free and I will look like a big Christian Hero to the ladies at church, all upside for me.”

    • ben-andy

      Ecksually, it means THEY filed the paperwork correctly, the happy couple. All she did was stamp it as “accepted”.

    • clay

      Liberty Counsel’s name on the filing does not mean they filed the paperwork properly.

  • joe ho

    control of the courts is why dems must hold on to the white house in 2016.

    combating more attempts at religious overreach and more special privileges for anti-gay christers will depend on court cases.

    let the gop appoint the next few scotus justices and pack the federal courts with christers and teacher-led prayer will return to public schools and it will be open season on lgbts.

    • kaydenpat

      Agree but I’m getting a bit nervous about the Dems’ chances of holding the White House. Any GOP Clown would be a disaster.

  • Duh-David

    Countdown to jail-time for contempt of court. Two-One…

  • joe ho

    anti-gay inc. is probably urging her to martyr herself by going to jail.

    can’t wait for her version of “soul on ice”.

    • bambinoitaliano

      I thought martyr involve lighting oneself on fire.

      • KCMC

        that pork would sizzle

        • bambinoitaliano

          I’m melting! I’m melting!

          • KCMC

            bacon’s done.

          • bambinoitaliano

            Hmmmmm who should we feed it to? Huckabee or Chris Christie?

          • Arkansan

            Plenty for all.

          • Justin

            More like “I’m rendering! I’m rendering! Make sure the grease trap doesn’t overflow!”

      • Octavio

        Only if you’re Buddhist. Christains, especially apostolic ones, cannot be trusted with matches.

        • fuow

          Come over here and sit down next to me.

    • CB

      OMG, that’s darkly hilarious.

    • Soren456

      I want to read her “Letter from the Rowan County Jail.”

      • JT

        But she has no Bosie to write to. And it would be illiterate rather than beautiful.

        https://kobason.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/oscar-wilde.jpg

        • Soren456

          I was thinking more of King’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail.”

          But Reading Gaol can fit, in a way.

          (Bosie, BTW, was not just a pretty boy and Wilde was attracted to more than his looks. He had some real ability and was considered to be among the most promising poets of his generation. Too bad he blew it as an adult.)

  • Mike in Texas

    So now on to the nutcase speaker’s bureau. But well done, judge.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Whoop there it is!
    AND
    ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM

    Okay B*tch, now show what you really believe, QUIT YOUR JOB!
    You said you can’t do it because of your religious beliefs so I am waiting for you to walk your talk. Quit!

    • TommyTune

      She won’t quit – she’ll wait to get fired. That way she can claim martyrdom.

      • Mark

        I’m not sure she can be fired since she was voted in to office. I doubt a recall vote would ever happen there given the location. Anyone else know for certain?

        • TommyTune

          If she still refuses to do her job she’ll have to be fired. Surely there’s someone higher up on the civic ladder who has the authority to do that.

          • LovesIrony

            perhaps found in contempt of court and jailed. oooh that would be sweeter n pie

          • Paula

            That would be mega martyrdom points.

          • TommyTune

            That is the Catch-22, isn’t it?

          • LovesIrony

            I don’t really care. Possible martyrdom does not scare me in the least.

          • Paula

            I agree. To them she would be a 47th level martyr or some crap like that.

          • RaygunsGoZap

            I thought martyrs were classified Tin, Copper, Silver, Gold and Platinum?

          • jmax

            Gold, frankincense and myrrh?

          • No, those are wedding anniversaries. I don’t think she ever made it much past “Paper.”

          • People4Humanity

            Martyrdom’s highest tier is 33rd°.

          • Paula

            That’s for the catlicks.

          • People4Humanity

            … and Masons.

          • Bad Tom
          • That won’t necessary get her removed from office: we had an alderman who was re-elected while he was in prison. Of course, this is in Chicago. . . .

          • Phil

            Yes, but he was about to get out anyway. And it wasn’t a real SERIOUS corruption offense anyway, at least that time. Good heavens, at any time at least a few former officials are incarcerated, and it doesn’t mean they’re ineligible for office. I mean, REALLY!

          • Reality.Bites

            The entire gay nation would contract diabetes overnight.

          • MDB

            I so-want Federal marshalls to drag her whining ass out of her office in that drab recylcled tablecloth, citing contempt of an order from a Federal judge !!!!!!!!

          • bambinoitaliano

            I’ll send in a SWAT team.

          • Chucktech

            Right, Tommy, she must have some kind of supervisor, someone she reports to, but I think she is elected to her office.

          • Reality.Bites

            No – that would be like the President having the right to fire Senators. She can (probably) be removed from office under specific circumstances, and of course her ass can be thrown in jail for contempt of court, but she can’t be fired per se.

          • Schlukitz
          • ultragreen

            The Indiana clerk was an employee, not an elected official.

          • Schlukitz
        • Duh-David

          She will refuse and be found guilty of contempt and go to jail, but you are right, the governor has to remove her from office.

        • sw42

          This came up in an earlier thread and I think county clerks are removed by the state legislature, which they would likely do in this case bc it’s clear she won’t do her job.

          • Schlukitz

            Prohibitions Against Wrongdoing And Removal From Office
            County judges/executive, justices of the peace, sheriffs, coroners, surveyors, jailers, property
            valuation administrators, county attorneys, and constables are subject to indictment or
            prosecution for misfeasance, malfeasance, or willful neglect of duty during their terms in office
            (Ky. Const., sec. 227). The manner of indictment and prosecution is prescribed by law
            (KRS 61.170 and 132.370; see also KRS 63.020 to 63.180). Upon conviction of an officeholder,
            the office becomes vacant, but the actual time of vacancy may be determined by whether the
            official appeals the decision of the court (Hazelrigg v. Douglass, 104 S.W. 755 (1907)). The
            property valuation administrator may be removed from office by the county’s Circuit Court upon
            petition of any taxpayer, or by the commissioner of revenue for willful disobedience of any just
            or legal order of the Department of Revenue, for misfeasance or malfeasance in office or willful
            neglect in the discharge of official duties, including but not limited to intentional
            underassessment or overassessment of properties and chronic underassessment of properties
            (KRS 132.370). The General Assembly is specifically authorized to provide other methods for
            the vacation of office or the removal from office of any sheriff, jailer, constable, or peace officer
            for neglect of duty. The legislature may also provide for the method of reinstatement of such
            officials (Ky. Const., sec. 227).
            Other constitutional provisions deal with the wrongdoing of county officials. Section 150
            disqualifies any person from holding an office of trust or profit for the elected term after being
            convicted of procuring election by buying votes. Section 151 requires the General Assembly to
            provide a suitable means for depriving any person of elective office who has procured
            nomination or election by the unlawful use of money. An officeholder is also deprived of office
            if it was obtained by fraud, intimidation, bribery, or other corrupt practice. The officeholder is
            also responsible for acts done by others with the holder’s knowledge or instruction.
            Chapter 1 Legislative Research Commission
            Duties Of Elected County Officials
            6
            All county officials are susceptible to impeachment for any misdemeanors in office (Ky. Const.,
            sec. 68). All persons who have participated in a duel are disqualified from holding county offices
            (Ky. Const., secs. 228 and 239). It is a felony for county officials to directly or indirectly receive
            an interest, profit, or perquisite through the use or loan of public funds raised by their office
            (Ky. Const., sec. 173).
            Officials can be disqualified from holding public office or lose their office as a result of their
            conduct. Public servants are subject to disqualification from office if convicted of abuse of
            public trust under KRS 522.050. If an officer is convicted of selling or letting an office, or
            prospective office, that officer is prohibited from holding the office (KRS 61.010). In addition to
            the constitutional prohibitions, a conviction of dueling disqualifies a person from holding

            http://www.lrc.ky.gov/lrcpubs/ib114.pdf

          • Steve Teeter

            So all we have to do is challenge her to a duel, eh?

        • ultragreen

          Because the granting of a marriage license is a state/Federal issue, rather than a matter of local law, she could be relieved of her duties by a state official (e.g., the governor or a state attorney general; state laws vary on this). Alternatively, either a state or Federal judge could remove her from office by finding her in contempt of court, resulting in some jail time.

          • Bruno

            Not 100% sure, but I’d read it would take an act of the Kentucky state legislature to remove her, or of course a recall election. Which all makes me wonder, if she is jailed for defying a federal court, who would perform her job duties?

          • bambinoitaliano

            The dog her daughter stole is more than capable.

          • Homo Erectus

            Apparently she’s not performing them now.

        • Cuberly

          Actually she barely won. There was an article online that said she squeaked out a victory.

        • Phil

          Every state has different laws about this. A possibility is for the governor or AG to relieve her of her duties, which would act like a suspension with pay (sadly), and appoint someone who will fulfill the duties of the office as “acting” county clerk.

        • RaygunsGoZap

          She can be jailed for failing to follow the judges order, I hope.

          • People4Humanity

            Contempt of Court + Kim Davis = has a nice ring to it.

          • Mark

            Yes, I think she could be jailed on contempt or something related to not following a court mandate.

        • Bad Tom

          All these technicalities!
          Just take her out and stone her with stones.*
          Like The Bible says. I’m sure it’s in there somewhere.
          ——-
          * Not fleecy pillows.

      • CB

        But she’d be fired “for cause,” so it means she gets no unemployment and it becomes part of her searchable record for other employment. Small consolation for all the hatred, though.

        • TommyTune

          Oooh I like the sound of that!

        • danolgb

          She’ll get paid gigs to speak tho.

          • StraightGrandmother

            Yeah she can join the others on the, I’m a persecuted Christian Tour.

          • sfmike64

            You’re assuming she’s capable of giving a public speech. Likely not. The vast majority of people are terrible at public speaking.

          • danolgb

            I don’t think the right-wing cares. They just trot them out as examples of alleged religious persecution.

            Also, she can’t really be fired. She would need to be recalled. But it looks like the people of the county so far don’t care. What they should care about is how their tax payer dollars are going to go to the opposing counsel when she loses the case.

        • Chucktech

          Two Words: Go Fund Me.

          Well, in christian math, it’s two words…

          • wmforr

            Or I would reply: Go Fund Yourself!

        • People4Humanity

          I hear Hobby Lobby is hiring.

          • clay

            but they’d expect her to have clean hair every day.

        • wmforr

          Of course, she would refuse unemployment anyway. That would make her one of the 47% of “takers”.

      • ultragreen

        She’ll set up a web page at GoFundme or a similar site to raise money for her legal defense and as compensation for loss of income. Human hatred still pays well.

        • StraightGrandmother

          Who cares, I could care less. If stupid people want to send her money let them. They are going to get sick & tired of funding these gaycists sooner or later.

          • bkmn

            I figure it is money they won’t be donating to the GOP and/or Tea Party candidates.

          • RaygunsGoZap

            Or feeding themselves with!

          • j.martindale

            Hi SG–

            Grammar police: You couldN’T care less. If you could care less, that means you CARE!

          • I’m going to probably violate some grammatical rules, but in this case, I have to agree with StraightGrandmother. While I find this mangy harpy of a county clerk to be fairly repugnant, I’m sure that she will at some point in the future say or do something else that will cause my appraisal of her to reduce in value even further.

            So, theoretically, I could find myself at some point in the future caring about her even less than I do right now. Now admittedly, finding a lower appraisal of her would be difficult, but I have to say that I am sure that it is possible.

          • Xuuths

            But the amount they care could be infinitesimally small. Without telepathy, you can’t be sure. So, unless you are a telepath, you should probably stop “correcting” people.

        • Hal Watts

          That’s OK. They can’t keep crowdfunding all of the bigoted, lunatic Teavangelicals out there. There are just too many of them, and Jeebus is not here to multiply their money as he once did fishes….

          • Schlukitz

            And even that sounded a little fishy to me. ;-P

        • fuzzybits

          it still won’t buy her any empathy.

      • She can’t be fired — she’s an elected official.

        • ben-andy

          Yes, but contempt, as the AG of TX realized, makes it awfully hard to “do your job and have a life while in prison”.

          That could happen if the Appeals court doesn’t issue a stay. One assumes the Supremes won’t.

      • John30013

        It’s an elected position, so she can’t be fired. As I understand the law, it’s not clear that there’s any way to forcibly remove her from office.

        • Bill

          There is no mechanism in place to remove her.

          She will have to follow the Judge’s orders, or he will hold her in contempt of court and put her in jail until she does what she’s told via the law and not via the jesus.

      • charemor

        Well, I have a nice cross and a couple of lions for her.

      • Happy Dance

        She can’t be fired because she is elected. She will have to be held in contempt of court and forced to resign.

    • Schlukitz

      Not gonna happen. She loves being in the limelight.

      She filed an appeal.

  • lymis

    I wish the judge had gone into a bit more detail about why this doesn’t infringe on her religious liberty. He comes close, and he was clearly in the right neighborhood by pointing out that she doesn’t perform wedding ceremonies.

    But the real point is that her duties are things like using a computer, checking ID, filling out and proofreading forms, and doing filing. It’s like saying that a Jew’s religious liberty for keeping kosher would be infringed by issuing a business license to a pork barbecue restaurant, even if at no point would they be involved with the pork themselves – just the permits.

    The wedding ceremony thing is a misstep, too, because it’s a civil ceremony, and has no religious meaning attached. Requiring someone to perform a civil marriage ceremony is not making them perform a religious act. It’s true that the fact that she doesn’t do them in the course of her duties just reinforces the point, but it’s not a good distinction to be making.

    • Jeff Tabaco

      I thought this was a good passage near the end of the decision that gets at it, that all she is asked to do as a clerk is certify that the couple meets the legal requirements, and no more:

      “Davis again argues that the Beshear directive substantially burdens her religious freedom without serving a compelling state interest. The record in this case suggests that the burden is more slight. As the Court has already pointed out, Davis is simply being asked to signify that couples meet the legal requirements to marry. The State is not asking her to condone same-sex unions on moral or religious grounds, nor is it restricting her from engaging in a variety of religious activities. Davis remains free to practice her Apostolic Christian beliefs. She may continue to attend church twice a week, participate in Bible Study and minister to female inmates at the Rowan County Jail. She is even free to believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman, as many Americans do. However, her religious convictions cannot excuse her from performing the duties that she took an oath to perform as Rowan County Clerk. The Court therefore concludes that Davis is unlikely to suffer a violation of her free exercise rights under Kentucky Constitution § 5.”

      • joe ho

        exactly right.

        both courts and legislatures have historically gone much further in pandering to religious practice than the free exercise clause requires.

        hopefully we will now start reversing the trend.

        • Stev84

          This will probably remain an exception. Especially given Hobby Lobby and state RFRAs

      • LovesIrony

        and she can still divorce and remarry as often as her religious beliefs allow.

      • StraightGrandmother

        Thank you for providing that section

  • JoeNCA

    Wait, so if you get a job, you have to do that job? Shocking!

  • Octavio

    Gosh. Now we’ll have to wait until she appeals this decision to the Supremes and that’ll take, like, ferever!

  • The Larry Mac

    She has to do her job, but she still doesn’t understand her job, apparently. Her signature on the license indicates that the county approves. Her “deeply held religious beliefs” (which seem rather fungible) have nothing to do with anything.

  • And she’s already filed a notice of appeal to the 6th Circuit: http://bit.ly/1L6Cc7d

    • JoeNCA

      Bon chance.

    • canoebum

      Then now is the time for the Governor to insist on her resignation.

      • Chucktech

        If she’s STILL refusing to do her job during the appeals process, you’re damn tootin’.

    • Bruno

      I think even Cook & Sutton would hesitate to controvert anything in Bunning’s ruling. It’s very well-researched and laid out.

  • Ginger Snap

    Sometimes the law works and it is simply delicious.

    • JoeNCA

      Liberty Council needs to learn that.

      • Rocketeer500

        Liberty Council will never learn that, because they simply don’t understand the law. Or rather, they understand the law they made up.

        • Homo Erectus

          I wonder if she’ll pay her legal bills.

      • MDB

        Liberty Counsel.

        Counsel:
        An attorney or lawyer. The rendition of advice and guidance concerning a legal matter, contemplated form of argument, claim, or action.

  • LovesIrony

    Love wins, bigotry loses and now the whole country knows she’s a four times married homophobic bigot.

    • People4Humanity

      Love WINS!

      • Homo Erectus

        Buh Bye!!!!!

  • MDB

    Fabulous ! The bar is now open, with unlimited refills on SADZ cocktails of your choice, I’m adding St. Germain for extremely extra deliciousness.!!!
    Cheers to all my fellow flying -monkeys !!!

    http://rlv.zcache.ca/posters_fine_art_print_maxxed_pop_art_martini-re1b2ecdd29a0444a84cd79cdf58e741e_j0c_8byvr_324.jpg

  • shellback

    Kim, you could have won this if you had just presented, as evidence, your paycheck signed by jeezis.

  • anne marie in philly

    bwhahahahahahaha! do your job or GTFO, bitch!

  • Cuberly

    Um no hilllbilly dipshit criminal, your signature on the form means you received the correct filing information from the marriage license applicants and that you witnessed said requirements and via your title of County Clerk, authorize that a marriage license be issued. That’s not “approval” that’s just doing your fucking job of being a pair of eyeballs.

    Approval would be if you where invited to a SSM and had issues with the fact that it was a same sex couple getting married. Nice try liar.

    • clay

      It’s not as if she asks them if they’ve completely shared their financial information and have the same child-rearing ideals. But then, I’m not sure she knows what’s necessary for a successful marriage, to begin with.

  • crewman

    On her freedom of religion claim:

    The First Amendment provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” This Free Exercise Clause “embraces two concepts,–freedom to believe and freedom to act.” “The first is absolute but, in the nature of things, the second cannot be.”

  • crewman

    Alabama, Texas, are you listening:

    Our form of government will not survive unless we, as a society, agree to respect the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions, regardless of our personal opinions. Davis is certainly free to disagree with the Court’s opinion, as many Americans likely do, but that does not excuse her from complying with it. To hold otherwise would set a dangerous precedent.

    • StraightGrandmother

      Great Job crewman for pulling out these quotes and posting them, much appreciated.

    • Gustav2

      All Federal judges want to grow up to be a Supreme…they don’t like it when you dis the Supemes.

    • clay

      and Kansas and Mississippi when it comes to recognizing those marriages in cases of adoption.

  • dalnat

    Activist judge! Black-robed bully! Judicial tyrant!

    Bush II appointee. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_L._Bunning

    • MDB

      He’s a homofacist, homonazi gay-gestapo sympathizer. How dare he interpret the Constitution …what ? he thinks that’s his job ??????

      Geeesh, some people. Impeach him. /snark

      http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/funny-picture-the-stupid-it-burns.jpg

    • Steven Alan Taylor

      Son of a MLB player and multi-term beloved crazy-fuck former GOP Senator! (Jim Bunning was so nutso by the end of his term, Rand Paul seemed the sane choice in the primary)

  • crewman

    When pressed to articulate a compelling state interest served by her “no marriage licenses” policy,Davis responded that it serves the State’s interest in protecting her religious freedom.

    The judge goes on to say that that is not the extent of the State’s considerations however. There is also a little problem with the Establishment Clause (“Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion”).

    Davis has arguably committed such a violation by openly adopting a policy that promotes her own religious convictions at the expenses of others. In such situations, “the scope of the employees’ rights must [ ] yield to the legitimate interest of governmental employer in avoiding litigation.”

    • Gustav2

      What? A government employee can’t force their religion on others?

      Well, I never.

      • Chucktech

        No, honey, you won’t. Ever.

    • McSwagg

      … and this is the argument on which we will win our equal rights cases.

  • Gustav2

    YAY!

  • Stubenville

    You’re a tiresome oaf Kim, and your fifteen minutes of fame have long expired. Either quit your job or start practicing your penmanship.

  • DaveMiller135

    The horse called. He’s dead. Requests you stop beating him.

    • StraightGrandmother

      Hey Dave I haven’t seen you around in a while.

      • DaveMiller135

        Hi SG. I’m around. I work a split shift, so post mostly in the middle of the night, eeeeearly morning. Probably after all sane people have already finished commenting and reading comments.

    • Rebecca Gardner

  • Rebecca Gardner

    and…

    News flash 1967. Country Clerk required to issue marriage license to inter-racial couple.

    News flash 1964. Alabama required to remove “colored” and “whites only” signs from water fountains.

    News flash 1920. Cities required to allow women to vote.

    The hatred and justifications of the ignorant bigot remain the same, only their target changes.

    • noni

      and their hatred and justification is always “religious freedom”.

      Surely it’s pretty clear to the American public that the religious are very hateful people.

      Be very guarded around religious people, especially ones claiming religious freedom. It means only one thing, they plan to stab you in the back and they have a hero in Israel who illustrates that.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        I don’t trust anyone that follows a religion. Religion is made up bullshit and you need a mental deficiency to believe it. Religion is a tool for evil. It is used to control others, especially women. It is used as a valid reason to justify bigotry, inequality, beating, murder, and war. It is the worst evil mankind has ever foisted upon itself.

  • Bruno

    So…I don’t see a stay on this order…

    • Reality.Bites

      It’s not a matter of unsettled law, like the marriage cases were. She never had any choice in the matter.

      • Bruno

        Nonetheless, I’d expect her to request a stay so that she could get away with not serving the plaintiffs or anyone else immediately.

        • Reality.Bites

          She can request whatever the hell she wants. She’s not getting it I bet.

          • StraightGrandmother

            I don’t think she will get a stay either. Time will tell.

          • billbear1961

            An appeal from Kentucky goes to the twisted bastards on the 6th Circuit, doesn’t it? To that POS Sutton and his henchmen/women.

            Still, even THEY may hesitate to say that “religious convictions” override your OATH to the CONSTITUTION!

          • Reality.Bites

            They may feel one smackdown by SCOTUS a year is sufficient for them.

          • billbear1961

            Jesus, RB, let’s hope so!!

          • Bruno

            Unless a couple of reactionary bigots on the 6th Circuit wanna pander to the GOP in pursuit of a SCOTUS appointment. Where have we seen that kind of thing recently…

          • billbear1961

            Such judges are a DISGRACE to their profession!

    • noni

      which means the gay couple can show up in Kim’s office tomorrow and ask especially for Kim to issue their marriage license.

      • Schlukitz

        If she is filing an appeal, it doesn’t seem likely that she has any intention of complying with either SCOTUS or the federal judge by issuing any licenses to anyone anytime soon.

        She is really skating on thin ice now by continuing to flout the law. How long will she be permitted to get away with this stubborn bullshit before federal marshalls haul her ass off to jail for contempt?

        • Chucktech

          Let’s hope that in this case, the wheels of justice burn rubber in finding her guilty of contempt.

          • billbear1961

            If WE flouted the law as she is, do you doubt we’d find ourselves in jail on charges of CONTEMPT?

            Do you doubt it for a single SECOND?

            They’ll bend over backwards for this evil bitch because she’s a right-wing Christer!

            They always handle them with kid gloves!

          • Schlukitz

            Absolutely maddening.

            And disgusting as well.

          • Chucktech

            I must say, I doubt that such contrivances on our part would be entertained to anywhere NEAR the degree that Ms. Davis’s seems to be…

          • billbear1961

            But Jeebus, Chuck, JEEBUS, you know!

            *sighs in DISGUST*

          • People4Humanity
          • billbear1961

            Yes, we did, my sweet disciple of Love! 🙂

            https://youtu.be/m8U9z_qyCl0?t=1m24s

          • David Gervais

            As above, flouted

          • billbear1961

            Yes, very careless of me!

            Corrected!

        • billbear1961

          Inquiring minds, determined that JUSTICE should be done, WANT to KNOW!

        • StraightGrandmother

          She’ll take vacation time,, her mother used to be the County Clerk and I think she worked in the clerks office before she ran for the job and was just sworn in this year, but no doubt she has vacation time coming.

        • She has filed an appeal already. Bitch.

          • Schlukitz

            Yes. So I saw.

            Your description of her is perfect.

    • canoebum

      Since this is the 6th, which was recently slapped down hard for this very kind of magical thinking, I don’t see them rushing to grant a stay pending appeal. They may hear the case, but I doubt they’ll stop the issuance of licenses just to appease her tantrums.

      • StraightGrandmother

        To get a stay she has to show that there is a reasonable chance she could win. I think I am right on this but not certain.

        • Reality.Bites

          That’s the rule, but it was clearly ignored in the marriage cases till SCOTUS denied cert. on the first round of cases.

      • billbear1961

        Especially as SCOTUS has ruled, overriding–as you point out–the 6th in so doing, that we have a RIGHT to those licenses!

        “[Same-sex couples] ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered.”–concluding words of Justice Kennedy, writing for the majority in Obergefell

      • Bruno

        I think they have to hear the case at least. A stay is a tossup that will probably depend on the panel makeup.

        • billbear1961

          It would be simply outrageous to say that clerk’s office doesn’t have to recognize our RIGHT to those licenses while this case is appealed.

          Jesus CHRIST, how many TIMES do the courts have to rule that we have a RIGHT to marry?!

          Do we now put a case that has been settled by SCOTUS, one that has finally recognized a constitutional CIVIL RIGHT, on hold every time an attempt to chip away at it is underway in the courts?!

          How long will THIS take to be resolved?!

          Is there EVER to be an END to this vexatious BULLSHIT?!

          EDIT: Will they actually suspend a fundamental civil right, even if it’s limited to that one county in one state, while this case is decided?

          If so, what will prevent other counties all across the country from doing EXACTLY the same thing?!

  • Steven Leahy

    This one feels really good

    • billbear1961

      The language of the decision is beautiful.

      • Reality.Bites

        Something about “do it or we’ll have you torn apart by wild dogs” would have added a little flare, IMO.

        • billbear1961

          Agreed, but WE didn’t write the decision, RB!

          🙂

          • Reality.Bites

            We never would have written it that way, Bill. Joe doesn’t like threats, even fanciful ones, and we both like dogs too much.

          • billbear1961

            No, I, for one, would NEVER have written it that way, while Joe wasn’t watching.

            😮

        • McSwagg

          The beauty of legal decisions is that they don’t have to add those types of threats. The judiciary has real power to enforce its decisions and no threats are necessary.

  • ben-andy

    Really, she believes in “serial marriage” where one woman is married to one man at a time 4 times. As a triple divorcee, she doesn’t have a blablickal leg to stand on.

    • billbear1961

      It’s their outrageous HYPOCRISY that is the most GALLING thing of all!

      Their double standards are DISGUSTING!

    • Homo Erectus

      John 4:18 (Jesus said) “you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband”.

      • McSwagg

        There you go. She’s not wrong to have had four husbands, according to Jesus. She just took it right up to the limit of acceptability by the Jeez.

  • sfmike64

    And what is UP with her hair? Clearly she has no gay friends and her hairdresser such as hell isn’t a queen!

    • TampaDink

      She does it herself. She does a lot to herself. Too bad she hasn’t considered the time honored advice.
      Go fuck yourself Kim.

    • KCMC

      check out the solid layered set, someone ran her through the, “Jaclyn Smith Fashion,” Big K isle.

  • BearEyes

    “her religious convictions cannot excuse her from performing the duties that she took an oath to perform as Rowan County clerk,””

    game, set, match.

  • Ed Burrow

    I think we can file this under “duh”..

  • billbear1961

    Your “religious convictions,” you two-faced, thrice-divorced, four-times-married FRAUD, do not excuse you from performing the DUTIES you swore an OATH to the CONSTITUTION to perform.

    Do your DUTY, thug, or RESIGN!

    Justice TRIUMPHS!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EmS6480JfQ

    • David Walker

      Wheeeee!

      • billbear1961

        🙂

        XO

  • Hue-Man

    January, 2011. BTW, Marriage commissioners actually perform the civil marriage ceremony, unlike this paper pusher bureaucrat.

    “The Saskatchewan government says “no” is not an option for marriage commissioners who are unwilling to wed same-sex couples.

    At least one commissioner says the province will have to fire him if that’s the case.”

    “The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal ruled last week that religious beliefs cannot be used as a reason to refuse to marry same-sex couples.”

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/saskatchewan-says-marriage-commissioners-must-wed-same-sex-couples/article562374/

    If there are rebel marriage commissioners in Canada, they haven’t received much media attention – might the Power of the Almighty Dollar have affected their deeply held religious beliefs?

    • Reality.Bites

      Well for one thing, Ontario doesn’t have marriage commissioners, so the issue never came up where the media are concentrated. Most Ontario “civil” weddings are performed by members of the clergy without a congregation and are usually United Church, Anglican, Unitarian or whatever and have no issues marrying anyone.

    • RoFaWh

      I’ve mentioned it before, but time for a repeat:

      Here in BC, after marriage equality became the law throughout Canada, the BC Vital Statistics Branch, which oversees the marriage commissioners in BC, sent out a circular letter to them all asking for those unable to reconcile their personal beliefs with their duties to resign.

  • MDB

    Whining little bitch thinks she is somehow above the law; appeal filed.

    http://files.eqcf.org/cases/015-cv-00044-44/“>

    • Sk3ptic

      She’s been listening to Trump attribute all his success to whining.

      • David Gervais

        Neither she nor tRump seem to know the difference between whining and winning. It is something that they eat or drink in those weekly cult meetings?

    • OMFG! You know she came to court with the appeal papers ready to go.

      What. A. Bitch.

      • Homo Erectus

        Well, when you consider her attorney – a girl has to be prepared.

  • MattM
    • TampaDink

      Wonderful suggestion. I should take your advice.

    • Octavio

      The “Taco Bell” Cannon in Dee? I’ve never heard the lyrics before. Thanks. 🙂

  • Mark

    She’ll be held in contempt…throw’d in jail… Meet a big ol lesbian affectionately known as lil’ Billie… Who will lick her puddy tang…and she will scream in delight … And then she will go free … And then she will become an internationally known plus size model specializing in a new pant suit clothing line affectionately known as Hillary-wear. Happens every time…

    • William

      Please, I ate food today.

  • chris10858

    Please don’t blame Jesus for the crazies like this… after all, Jesus was a single man in his 30s who lived with other men, one of whom they called “the disciple whom Jesus loved.”

  • Elmira Gulch

    That woman is a menace to the community.

  • geoffalnutt

    This is what you call “crunting”. She’s going to squeeze every last drop of blood from the stone, fail and be a martyr fer Jeebee…plus an attempt at GoFundMe.

  • kaydenpat

    The gig is up. What is she going to do now? She needs to quit and find a job where she can be a bigot comfortably. The public doesn’t deserve her.

  • SockMikey

    Hopefully she’ll keep losing & appealing all the way to SCOTUS and they’ll either decline to hear her case and let it stand, or take it and find against her in language that will cover this dereliction of duties in other states too.

  • Smithbc

    What a great ruling by yet another republican appointed judge.

  • William

    Toss the bitch in jail and throw away the key.

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    well, I’ll be damned! Isn’t that pesky judge supposed to listen to Jesus and bend his opinion to your will, I mean, his will? What would happen now? Oh, yes! how stupid, the martyrdom tour will commence in no time flat.

    • Hal Watts

      The “activist” judge is actually a conservative Republican appointed by King Bush II. The gig on anti-gay discrimination is truly up!

  • goofy_joe

    It’s not that she approves OF it, but just that she approves it’s legality…which it is. She can have all her objections she wants, but her position as clerk is to verify the legality of a thing.

  • Jmdintpa

    this jesus these people speak if puzzles me…if he is all powerful all knowing and controls all…. why do these people keep losing?

    • Homo Erectus

      ‘Cause he don’t like them.

  • Bluto

    Davis said that “she did not want to discriminate against anyone.” Arrogant, lying jesus whore. She thinks her beliefs not only override state & federal Constitutions but a number of the 10 commandments as well.

    • Michael C

      …but she was willing to discriminate against her own deputy clerk who was willing to issue marriage licenses.

    • McSwagg

      “she did not want to discriminate against anyone”, so she discriminates against EVERYONE by not issuing licenses at all.

    • lymis

      Well, anyone who matters.

  • Bill

    Fasting??

    Really, Kim???

    • Octavio

      She’s got a life-time stash of 30 year-old Metracal hidden in her trailer.

      • Reality.Bites

        Gee, that’s a product I haven’t thought about in a LOOONNNGGG time. It was actually pulled off the market in 1977 when there were a bunch of deaths from liquid protein (all according to Wikipedia)

        https://olneyhowtosucceed.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/metrecal1.jpg

        • Octavio

          My saucy Aunt Elza, who was cursed with a curvy zaftig figure, kept case lots of the stuff in her basement. The worst-tasting of the chalky stuff was the butter scotch flavor. Slimfast is a health food compared to whatever they put in that crap. The first time I tried vodka it was mixed with chocolate Metrecal. Next time I tried vodka several years later it was mixed with a rootbeer Fizzie. Remember Fizzies? 🙂

          • Steve Teeter

            Fizzies??!!? Of course I remember! Me and my little brother used to love those things. Ever try licking one directly instead of dropping it into a glass of water? Wow, what a tingle!

  • CB

    ’nuff said…

  • delk
  • Reed

    Fire her already. She’s wasting government time and resources with this nonsense.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Girlfriend’s in her “Sunday-go-to-Federal-Court” ‘do.

    • LonelyLiberal

      It looks a lot like her “Getting out of bed the morning after a bender” ‘do.

    • MattM

      They call that the “Duggar matriarch” look.

      • LonelyLiberal

        Michele teases her hair up to cover the fact that she has no forebrain.

        • Octavio

          I thought that’s where she kept her go-to-church’n snakes.

          • LonelyLiberal

            And a spare child in case she loses one, or one’s busy getting duggared.

  • WNY

    Am I correct in assuming that she would be personally liable for any further fines and/or legal fees from this point on if she stays at her job and continues to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples?

    • Sam_Handwich

      i guess if she could get a judge to grant a stay on today’s order she might be temporarily protected … but she’d be liable when it’s all over.

    • Tor

      I understand she is not issuing any marriage licenses. Straight people are pissed at her, too.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    Best kind of bigot is the unimaginative ones that miscalculate! Who’s desperate leap to halt progress instead finds them crushed beneath its boots!

  • Gerry Fisher

    >Davis replied that while she does not perform the marriages, her name on the form says she approves of it.

    …as a representative of the state. Douche.

    • Reality.Bites

      Not even that. A marriage license is merely acknowledgement by the state that a particular couple has no legal impediments to marriage – they’re of age or have parental or court permission, they’re not too closely related and neither is currently married. Absolutely nothing to do with approval, blessing, thinking it’s a good idea or anything like that.

    • These anti- gays and their over-inflated sense of their own importance, the couples aren’t asking for their approval of their marriage, just that they do the paperwork.

  • Oh good grief. Fire her already and let her go pray in church for a new job.

  • People4Humanity
    • Beagle

      …and not in the good way.

    • SockMikey

      The poor, poor firemen that get *that* call…

  • billbear1961
    • LonelyLiberal

      More like Le Hottie in The Hose.

      • billbear1961

        If he’s even half as sweet as he is beautiful and talented, what a gift to this world he is!

        🙂

    • j.martindale

      I thought the female was a bit gratuitous, but that is probably just my libido speaking.

  • KQCA

    In my mind, this show is rivaling The Walking Dead.

    “Turn up the volume and save me a seat. I’ll be back in a moment with a fresh bowl of popcorn and a Diet Dr. Pepper!” 😉

    • Octavio

      In the 1980s diet Dr. Pepper with vodka was the official drink of Austin’s Jr. League. I suspect it may still be, without the Dr. Pepper. 🙂

      • Circ09

        In the 80s? You mean with a side line of coke or uppers, right? But Diet Vanilla Dr. Pepper w Vodka is still true now and not just with the Austin variety of Jr. League.

        • Octavio

          Diet Vanilla Dr. Pepper is still produced? That’s amazing!

          • Circ09

            Can even get sorta ol’ fashioned soda fountain like about it if you go to a Sonic Drive-in. But I think they even have Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper now in the bottles. I was always a Dublin Dr. Pepper gal, myself.

          • Octavio

            OoooooEeeeee, then you done be one of them sophisticated gals my daddy warned me about. 🙂

          • SockMikey

            I want an RC Cola and some peanuts! 🙂

          • Octavio

            They still make RC Cola, but you’ve really got to search for it.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • SFBruce

      What are her chances on this?

      • Octavio

        She’ll most certainly ask for a stay pending appeal. As to whether or not the 6th will grant one? Chances are good they won’t. They’ve already been shown the door for related fussiness. I doubt even they have the stomach to let this linger any longer. Then again, I’m an adult. I can’t vouch for the justices who preside in the 6th. 🙂

    • billbear1961

      There is no reason to grant a stay!

      The judge has made it VERY clear he doesn’t think she has a leg to stand on, and that to allow people to use religion as an EXCUSE to break their oath to the Constitution would set a TERRIBLE and DANGEROUS precedent! [edited]

      How likely is she to win an appeal?

      We have a RIGHT to those licenses!

      SCOTUS has SAID SO!

      Enough of forever putting our rights on hold–ENOUGH!!!!

      It’s disgusting and outrageous!

    • People4Humanity

      Joe’s wonderful new blog thingie doesn’t have TAGS yet, so let me just drop a HA HA HA HA HA!

      https://voicesofglass.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/rofl3.gif

      • Octavio

        Oh, jeeez, if WordPress supports emojes where will it all end!

      • SockMikey

        I see tags and, oh yeah, lions & tigers and hopefully Bears…. 🙂

        Bears are special, so I capitalized them!

        👇

  • Dan M

    and her appeal is going to the 6th Circuit – the only circuit to rule against marriage equality. Let’s see if those bozos side with her so they can get overruled again!

    • billbear1961

      If Bunning or the Sixth grant a stay, we should go immediately to SCOTUS to ask the Obergefell Five to override it!

      ENOUGH of this endless fucking BULLSHIT!!

  • Frenchys House Party

    Nasty thing that woman.

    • BudClark

      She gets uglier by the day. Must not be enough virgins in the area to fill her next virgins’ blood bath to keep her young (?) and pretty (??).

  • Good work liberty counsel, keep racking up that impressive list of losses in court. That’s the objective right? To get as many losses on their record as possible? 😉

  • Gianni

    Well, that court’s logic was refreshing to read. Now we have to wait for the results of her appeal. She really is being persecuted, poor thing. 🙁

    • CB

      If you willingly put on a hair shirt and whip yourself, is it really persecution, or is it auto eroticism? Metaphorically speaking, of course.

  • Jan Wesselius

    Justice prevails, as it should.

  • David Gervais

    No, Ms Davis, that’s the wrong form. You need the one that says “Notice of Resignation”

    • billbear1961

      Hear, hear!!

  • TexPlant

    nasty bigot should be jailed.

  • Gary Holewinski

    It should be against the state of
    Kentucky’s non -religion to hire religious clerks.

  • Mike in Texas

    Well we knew the Liberty Counsel’s crack legal team would file an appeal.

  • fuzzybits

    Davis says she stopped issuing all marriage licenses because she did not want to discriminate against anyone. Bullshit!

  • fuzzybits

    She has that pinched face look down pat.

  • Ronald Reagan is Dead!
    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      She won’t give up… she’s Liberty Counsel’s dildo, which means Mat Staver’s dildo. He has a stash of batteries.

  • Jim Bastian

    “her religious convictions cannot excuse her from performing her duties…”. Thank you judge! It is so simple!

    • Randy

      If her religious views prevent her from doing her job, that is HER problem to resolve, no one else’s. Refusing to issue licenses is an attempt to make issue our problem. Does not work that way.

    • Octavio

      That’s frightening!

      • Consider it Art Appreciation. That’s a rubenesque work of art.

        • Octavio

          You big tease. You’re just being mean. 😉

        • SockMikey

          Just stop…

          I just got up to pee and decided to check JMG and
          you use words like rubenesque and make the hamsters in my brain start to stir and look askance at the wheel and consider playing and, just stop! 🙂 🙂

          • I was going to say zaftig, but Joan Holloway rises above that description.

  • Steverino

    It’s nice that courts of law, for the most part, can sniff bullshit more than a mile away.

  • Max_1

    “I curse you with the dog brush. Make me.”
    http://cdn.buzznet.com/assets/imgx/2/1/2/4/8/9/8/5/orig-21248985.jpg

  • Of course the only woman n America who isn’t mormon who finds mormon hair styles stylish doesn’t object to issuing marriage licenses to divorced (see: adulterous according to her Bible) couples. Bitch has been married 4 times. Why on EARTH would she follow the parts of her precious Bible that infringe on HER rights, freedoms and privileges? Much like all other holy rollers, they cherry pick the parts of the Bible that create a sense of entitlement and “better than thou” attitude against others in order to feel better about themselves while flagrantly ignoring the other 400 rules in the bible that apply to their “sins”. Stereotypical Christian bullshit. Do as I say, not as I sin.

  • Palto

    Why does this woman still have this job???!!!

  • Ninja0980

    Good, I’ve siad it before and I’ll say it again, a clerk’s office isn’t a church where you get to impose your religious beliefs on people who come into seeking the services provided.
    If you can’t do your job, then resign!

  • ChadSF

    Kim Davis is a public servant, meaning, she needs to perform her job for.the.public. If she cannot do that on the basis of her personal beliefs, then resign! I don’t even know why it got this far. If I were her supervisor, I’d do my due diligence by documenting her actions, based on the complaints of the folks she had in contact with. Bring in her union rep and file disciplinary actions/developmental plan which ultimately leads to her being let go if she doesn’t do her job!

  • Kurt

    FUCK her Religious liberty! ABIDE BY THE LAW BITCH!

    • BudClark

      I’d really rather not fcuk anything remotely connected with her. Even sluts like me have STANDARDS .

      • DOZBOYZ

        You do come out with some really weird statements

  • Arkansan

    This was my best birthday present ever.

  • david fairfield

    So, I have a question…how much longer do these folks have to wait while she dicks around the court system with her hopeless cause?? An interim head clerk, or whatever she is, should be put in there and her name removed from the documents so that Rowan county can move forward. While she’s determined to make a fool of herself and while the system is not always expedient, she has ground the marriage business to a halt, which is causing civil rights issues for both straight and gay couples.

  • zhera

    1. May she be hit hard with the cost of lawyers and court. Make her pay!

    2. I’m so tired of their ‘My name will be on the licence which means I’ll approve of the marriage’. No, that’s not what it means. It means you’ve ISSUED a legal licence, as is your job. Your approval is irrelevant.

    3. Can’t SCOTUS issue some sort of statement where they say ‘Enough already, stop dicking around. Issue the damn licences, marry the couples, stop bitching.’?

  • Justin

    How horrible that she should have to do her job. Just dreadful.

  • THEBEARCUB

    Now let’s get to WORK B!TCH!

  • billbear1961
    • Shy Guy

      Beautiful. 🙂

      I found this one yesterday. An interesting combination, that the photographer had been trying to capture for years.

      I can imagine it being used for all sorts of “gathering storm” type ads though. I hope he can prevent that.

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204594538809487&set=a.1102578330730.2018584.1414876193&type

      Edit: Disqus ate the link to the author’s original post, so I’ll try to add it here
      http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204594538809487&set=a.1102578330730.2018584.1414876193&type=1&theater=1&theater

      • billbear1961

        Hello, sweetie!

        I’ve been looking at rainbows and cumulus clouds online. 🙂

        We saw some beautiful clouds lit up by the sun–orange then violet–near sunset when we were in Mount Royal Park Sunday.

        This is the angel la Renommée who greets all arriving at the park before they climb to the summit of Mount Royal.

        Maybe you’ve seen her?

        • Shy Guy

          Hello Billbear! 🙂

          I’ve visited Montreal a few times, but never for very long. I don’t think I’ve ever been _on_ the Mount Royal, only seen it from the riverbank.

          She reminds me of the winged Victory on the seashore in Tallinn, erected as part of the Russian Czar’s summer palace.

          • billbear1961

            Very interesting!

            I’ll look for a photo!

            :O

  • alrotundo

    I don’t find her appealing at all.

  • Michael White

    Jesus never spoke on same sex love, but he did condemn divorce. Would it not be especially sweet if this fact was brought up in court to counter her “religious”belief and show her and her church to be the hypocrites they are?

  • Skokieguy

    Attorney Dan Canon questioned whether Davis objected to issuing
    marriage licenses to people who had been divorced or interracial
    couples. She replied, “no.”

    This is what I have been waiting for!

    Right then and there – it clearly means her religious argument, as we all knew, is bullshit. She is making up her own interpretation of what religion ‘compels’ her to do.

    She is a coward, trying to hid behind religion because she doesn’t have the integrity or honesty to admit “I don’t like homos”. Frankly, she defiles and cheapens the faith she claims to cling to by her pathetic and obvious attempts to use it to justify her own personal hatred.

    The list of biblical proscriptions she has violated is long. Therefore, by the very religion she claims to cling to, she will burn in hell.

    • James

      While on one hand I agree with you, on the other you can’t use logic against religion. Everybody who professes a religion makes up their own interpretation of what that religion compels them to do. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s obvious this idiot is just a homophobe, but people pick and choose what religious rules they’re going to follow all the time. And even more of the time they demand that others follow those rules when they themselves are less . . . obedient.

      • Skokieguy

        Of course, I completely agree. And since everyone, even within the same faith, interpret religion differently and pick and choose what rules they will follow – is exactly why it is impossible (and wrong) to try and legislate religions beliefs into law.

        Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to pay for insurance that fully covers contraception, even though over 90% of all Catholics have used it.

        Madness I tell ya!

  • Manny Espinola

    To Kim Davis: Get a gun and stand your ground. And remember – it is HOLY ground, so it’s ok if people are killed while you’re defending it.

  • TexasBoy

    I hope this woman exhausts all her appeals, and then gets slapped with a large legal bill from the plaintiffs.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Ha Ha HA @ KIM Davis.
    NOW can we focus on Charlie Brown ????

  • John Masters

    It doesn’t appear the judge has any intention of issuing a stay on his ruling pending the appeal. It’ll be interesting to see if the Appeals Court is willing to issue a stay pending their ruling (if they are even interested in taking the case).

  • James Windsor

    She is horrible. The county clerks office is not her church. What a power mad lazy good for nothing user. May she rot in hell where she belongs.

  • wmforr

    No, her name on the form does not say she approves it. It says that the application is in accordance with the law. Does she interview all applicants in depth to determine if they are compatible mates? Has she ever refused to “approve” a license between a man and woman, because she personally didn’t approve of their marriage? I mean, he’s just marrying her for her money, so I should protect her by not issuing a license.

  • Sb0Tz4ZxB0

    Your comments are all filled with such love and affection, I’m at a loss for words.

    • James

      Riiight. I bet you admonish the anti-gay crowd for their homophobia on the sites you normally frequent as well. Oh wait, no you don’t, because you’re one of them.

  • RandyRider

    Her name on the form isn’t in “approval” its just there saying all the conditions have been met to “get” married. Big difference unless you’re an idiot.