KENTUCKY: Office Of County Clerk Kim Davis Defies Court, Turns Away Two Gay Couples Seeking Marriage Licenses

Late yesterday Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis was ordered to issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples. Yet this morning her office turned away two gay couples. Via the Associated Press:

A Kentucky clerk’s office has turned away two gay couples seeking marriage licenses, defying a federal judge’s order that dismissed her argument involving religious freedom. Hours after the judge’s order to issue licenses to same-sex couples, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ office still turned away the two couples, one after the other, on Thursday morning. Davis has argued that her Christian beliefs prevent her from issuing licenses to same-sex couples. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled gay marriage bans unconstitutional, Davis stopped issuing licenses to any couple, gay or straight. Five couples sued her, and U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning on Wednesday ordered her to comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling. On the street Thursday, gay-rights activists held signs reading “clerk not clergy” and “obey the law.”

Deputy county clerk Nathan Davis says that the Liberty Counsel has told them to defy the court while awaiting the appeal of yesterday’s ruling.

UPDATE: Oh, get THIS.

On Thursday, deputy clerk Nathan Davis, Kim Davis’ son, said the office was advised by attorneys with the Christian law firm Liberty Counsel to continue refusing same-sex couples as it appeals the order that was filed Wednesday. They told David Moore and his partner David Ermold, who showed up as soon as the doors opened, that they were not issuing marriage licenses. Davis’ attorneys at Liberty Counsel were not available for comment Thursday. They told WKYT they were in a prayer meeting. After being turned away by the clerk’s office, the couple went to the county judge executive’s office to see whether he would issue a marriage license. Moore and Ermold say he told them he didn’t have the required paperwork and that the issue would have to be settled by the courts. When they were turned away this morning Moore and Ermold got emotional. This is not the first time Moore and Ermold, his partner of 17 years, have been denied a marriage license by the Rowan County Clerk’s Office. Last Month, the couple tried to get a marriage license, but Kim Davis refused to issue it. They videotaped the experience, posted it on YouTube and it eventually went viral. “These people are cruel and this is wrong. And that’s how it is,” Ermold said. “That’s the bottom line. She’s wrong and these people are cruel to do this to us and that’s how I feel.”

UPDATE II: Davis has filed a motion for a stay on yesterday’s ordering pending the resolution of her appeal to a higher court.

  • Mark

    bye-bye pumkim
    so long pumkim

  • Michael Rush
  • Boy Elvis

    She’s probably setting up to get fired, become a public martyr, and rake in the bigot bucks on GoFundMe.

    • Mark

      can’t do it there cuz she broke the law. But you can bet Samaritan’s Purse will be wide open for donations….

      • Boy Elvis

        Which the phobes will use to ramp up the rhetoric. “Christianity is AGAINST THE LAW in Kentucky!”

        • Chucktech

          Fuck ’em. Let ’em run their mouths, ENOUGH of their bullshit.

        • Sk3ptic

          Well it’s about frickin time! I mean, they’ve had a nice run of about 2000 years, so let’s let someone else have a turn. I nominate Science.

      • Ed Burrow

        as wide open as her legs….
        (i mean, i don’t know…but she did say she’s a christian..)

        • Mark

          owwww. you nasty. wanna see my workshop? 🙂

      • PLAINTOM

        I hope Billy comes out as pro-divorce.

    • That’s what this is about. The county does not want the headache of firing her and the wrongful termination lawsuit that will follow and all the bad publicity. She wants to be fired, clearly. I’ve only seen this stand-off a couple of times. People who wanted to be fired by companies that wanted them to quit instead. It was kind of interesting to watch but only from a safe distance.

      • oikos

        Can she sue for wrongful termination ( and win) after the Judge’s ruling?

        • I would like to think that in the end, she’d lose. But it would be a high profile case and cost a lot to defend. So is it worth it? That’s really the question. It’s also a big risk to take something like that in a very conservative judiciary at the moment, especially in that part of the country.

          • matt n

            well, it seems like one case of this nature will make it to the supreme court. the fundies/bigots won’t be slammed down until the supremes rule. even then, they won’t shut up but they will have exhausted their pretense of legal hope.

          • Gene

            the judge who ruled against her is one of the most conservative ANYWHERE. She is really out on a limb alone on this as far as KY, Rowan Co, and even the majority of the other clerks go, the Gov. and stage agencies. But, Liberty counsel will spend a lot of money to keep her as a “martyr” so they can make money begs

          • Gene

            I read the whole associated press article. Even the county Judge Executive (in the commonwealths system of government, thats almost like a mini governor in each of the counties) shook the hands of the two couples who were turned away and said he was sorry he could not issue a license (he can when no staff are available…but, they are available, so, he cant..catch 22) and he has made his thoughts on this ignorance well known. She has NO allies in local or state government. None. De nada. the Gov is pissed at her, and has let it be known that a friend of hers is no friend of his. the woman is not just a fanatic..she is NUTS.

          • StraightGrandmother

            But they lover her at her church and that is all that matters to her.

        • Chucktech

          Well, I guess there’s no such thing as suing for rightful termination, as that’s exactly what this would be…

        • sfbob

          Well…she’s an elected official so the only way for her to be terminated would be if she was impeached. I don’t think there’s much recourse for an elected official once they’re impeached; I doubt it’s the sort of thing one can bring a suit over (though I’m sure she would try). Actually she strikes me as the kind of person who’d sue for wrongful termination if the voters in her county failed to re-elect her.

      • Bj Lincoln

        They can fire her for not doing her job. She is breaking the law and should be fired.

      • Bob Black

        She is an elected official. She can’t be fired.

        • Schlukitz

          She is not impervious to being removed from her position for failure to perform her duties, however.

          • Yes, but that complicated things significantly.

          • Schlukitz

            I relaize that, but this woman is not God. Nor should she be treated as such.

        • tcinsf

          Possibly … depending on Kentucky’s law on the subject. But lets see how much the taxpayers of her county like footing the bill for the Plaintiffs’ attorneys, AND the sanctions for contempt of Court. I’ll betcha that judge can get the sanctions into a range that will crush that county into submission.

          • Beagle

            Don’t forget the damages paid to couples that were refused licenses.

        • GayOldLady

          I think even an elected official can be dismissed for failure to perform the duties of the job. We’ll see. I’m sure she has a lot of support in her community, but she can’t persist in her refusal forever.

          • Nope. In most places, elected officials can only be removed by impeachment or recall.

          • GayOldLady

            Wow!!! Well, perhaps sitting in a jail cell for contempt of court might make her more amenable to fulfilling the duties of her job.

          • On the plus side, contempt of court is *probably* an impeachable offense. But it’s still harder than saying “you’re fired for not doing your job.”

          • D. J.

            I wonder if her daughter will bring the stolen poodle to visit her in jail if she gets the opportunity to contemplate a contempt conviction?

          • GayOldLady

            That’s a good point!!! I wonder what the charge would be for that? Transporting stolen poodles onto government property? Receiving and concealing Stolen Poodles while on Government property? 🙂

          • Bob Black

            This has been EXHAUSTIVELY researched due to all the “just fire her” comments. In the state of Kentucky, a county clerk can be removed by an action of the State Legislature. She can also be jailed for contempt of court or charged with a misdemeanor for failure to perform her duties, however, neither of these would automatically remove her from office. So…she may be fined, she may go to jail, but unless the State Legislature removes her, when she pays the fine or gets out of jail she will STILL be County Clerk. I know that seems unsatisfying, but those are the facts. There is very little (if any) chance that the Kentucky State Legislature is going to remove her. Everybody wants their taste of blood, and I agree, this woman is unlikable IN THE EXTREME, but it is unlikely that she is going anywhere. My prediction: she will comply with the court order after one or two courts deny her a stay, or she will quietly resign. No one is going to get the satisfaction of seeing her physically dragged from her desk and thrown in jail. I’m sorry.

          • Boy Elvis

            I for one do not require that satisfaction. I’d be perfectly happy with a quiet resignation. What I do not want to see is her retiring with a half mil of bigot bucks after she touts her martyrdom all over the media.

          • Bruno

            Just keep in mind that those bigot bucks that go to these martyrs of stupidity could have been used to elect Ted Cruz or Mike Huckabee.

          • Boy Elvis

            They still could, even in this lady’s hands.

          • Six Pins Delores

            She ain’t no lady.

          • Six Pins Delores

            Wondering if that cow will put the tax payer into deep debt.

          • sfbob

            I’m sure she would be happy to. After all it’s not HER money.

          • GayOldLady

            I don’t have any desire to see the woman “dragged from her desk”, but I would like to see her found in contempt of court, because at this point she is in contempt of court, then fined and/or jailed like any of us would be if we defied a court order. I remember Roy Moore Alabama, Supreme Court Justice, was removed as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court over refusing to remove the 10 commandments from the grounds of his court, but the citizens of Alabama re-elected him. So I know that real justice for elected officials is difficult to enforce.

          • cowboy63

            She won’t be dragged per we more like a come along and a winch or a flat bed tow truck! This pig is a PIG!!

          • But if she’s jailed for contempt of court, the judge can make her stay there without bail until she’s no longer in contempt — either she relents or she’s out of office, whichever comes first.

          • Bob Conti

            I agree with you except I doubt any resignation will be quiet.

      • Michael White

        One would hope she can be terminated since she is not doing the job of upholding the law.

        • John Masters

          She can’t just be terminated. She has to be impeached by the KY Legislature. So, while that could, in theory, happen, let’s be practical. Which member of the KY Legislature do you think would want to vote against a “god-fearing Christian woman standing up for her religious liberty rights?” (Before answering…remember, this is Kentucky.)

      • fuow

        I suspect she can’t be fired. She’s an elected official, if at roughly the same level as dog-catcher.
        In most states, it would take the legislature to remove her from office and then she would be permitted to run for re-election.
        An election she, in this county, most certainly would win.
        Kentucky: The only state to join the Confederacy in 1866.
        /s
        (Gotta add that or some idiot will explain 1865 to me in painful detail).

        • Boy Elvis

          Nevertheless, she’s trying to play an angle here with an end result of personal profit…guaranteed.

          • fuow

            Oh, well, yes, of course. She’s a christer. It’s what they do.

          • clay

            which leads me to wonder if she’s using the clerk’s office for (illegal) personal gain– she’s certainly acting suspicious and there’s all that cronyism.

          • D. J.

            Jeebus must have told her to run for clerk. Perhaps she should have fasted and prayed before she decided to prey upon the LGBTI folks in Rowan County.

          • sfbob

            No her mother did. Mama was her predecessor in the position of county clerk and several of her employees apparently are relatives.

          • D. J.

            Yea, Kim was Deputy Clerk for how long? Close to thirty years while her Mama ran things. I hope the Judges and Governor are extremely pissed at her. The general public should be too.

        • HadenoughBS

          Is there no cause to remove an elected bigot like her due to malfeasance in office? Surely there’s some mechanism available for this kind of situation whereby the official (a) violates a legal order of a (federal) judge thus (b) injuring another party (failure to issue the marriage license to same-sex couples under [federal] court order).

          • Wayne Alan Blood

            IF she goes to jail, I think she could be released from duty without consequences and would not be able to run for re-election. The laws vary by state.

          • John Masters

            There is a mechanism, as noted. Likely the Governor or Legislature has to be involved. But I’m sure you realize this is Kentucky, so which Governor or member of the Legislature do you think is going to vote to “outlaw Christian beliefs” in their state? [/snark, just to be clear]

          • sfbob

            The governor is a Democrat though relatively conservative. But it isn’t his call, it’s the legislature’s call. And if I’m not mistaken the legislature is solidly Republican.

        • Ninja0980

          The bigoted county clerk here in NY won reelection easily after she proclaimed she wouldn’t grant licenses to same sex couples.
          This woman is sadly a hero to many I imagine, even though she is a hypocrite.

        • They could impeach her. And if they won’t, the judge could throw her in jail for contempt of court — indefinitely and without bail. He can leave her there until she relents or until she’s out of office.

        • ColdCountry

          Our town clerk is elected, but she does answer to someone, and that person fired her.

        • D. J.

          Yes, very similar to the Roy Moore situation in Alabama. Idiots re-elected him. Except her position is much (cough, cough) lower.

      • Gerry Fisher

        Assign her to watch paint dry all day, get someone else in to do the job, and then wait her out. In a previous employment gig of mine, they had a term for this. It was called “banishment” (to an ugly, remote corner of the company).

    • She’s actually an elected official, so she’d need to be impeached.

      • Boy Elvis

        I said “fired” because it flowed better. There are plenty of posts in the thread detailing how she would actually have to be removed, though, if you’re interested.

    • FleshyLighty

      Just like those African-American small business victims in Ferguson who are being helped by the Tea Party on gofundme. Why can’t ANY liberal stand beside those negatively affected by the riots? I though gay people wanted to be empowered and not slaves to a political class that only see’s them as money and votes. JMG proves me wrong daily.

    • D. J.

      She’s already served as Deputy Clerk for nearly 30 years, while her Momma was running things in Rowan County. I imagine she’ll get a decent pension just for that.

  • oikos
    • Herald

      +100,000

  • Rex

    Karma is a bitch, and so is Kim.

  • Princess Lardass

    “Bye, Felicia!”

    Hopefully, the person in charge of handing out unemployment checks isn’t gay.

  • Mark

    ding! ding! ding! ding! …. and we’ve got a winner, folks. Stupid Fucking Bitch for a day! Here’s your cape….and your crown….and a dozen thorny stems (cuz you’re just a thorn in everybody’s ass..)

  • crewman

    “Deputy county clerk Nathan Davis says that the Liberty Counsel has told them to defy the court while awaiting the appeal of yesterday’s ruling.”

    That’s the funniest part. By all means, continue taking advice from Liberty Councel with their awesome winning streak. Just remember, they won’t be doing jail time when the contempt ruling comes. But then, she is probably playing the full martyr role so jail time is probably what she wants. They want to be able to say “Christians are being imprisoned for exercising their religion.”

    • yetanotherLaura

      Actually, I’m not sure her so-called lawyers couldn’t be jailed for contempt for advising her to defy the judge. I certainly hope they could, anyway!

  • Pure and simple: Contempt of Court. Jail the bitch.

  • AtticusP

    Silly judge.

    Everybody knows that marriage is between a man and a woman.

    Or, in Kim’s case, a man and a woman.

    Then another man.

    Then another man.

    And then another man.

    • Old Fart in VA

      Exactly.
      Why won’t people confront her about how SHE herself doesn’t follow her own “deeply held religious beliefs?”
      Jesus specifically said that divorce is wrong, and yet she’s a triple divorcee.

      • stuckinthewoods

        she gets divorcee frequent filer miles.

      • TommyTune

        Not only did Jesus say that divorce is wrong, he said it is tantamount to committing adultery:

        And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another commits adultery. (Matthew 19:9)

        When you combine that with this gem from Leviticus, dear Kim here should have volunteered herself for execution three husbands ago, that is, if she’s truly a bible-believing Christian:

        If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death. (Leviticus 20:10)

        • TampaZeke

          And even in the case of “unchastity”, according to Jesus, that would be grounds for a divorce but NOT grounds for remarriage. ANY marriage after divorce results in an adulterous relationship, according to Ms. Davis’ lord and savior.

          • TommyTune

            From what I’ve been told, Jesus was actually being charitable to women in that teaching, knowing that women had no power in that day and age, and that if they were cast off by their husbands they were left to their own devices, usually prostitution in order to survive. So his teaching is, in reality, a lot more progressive that it would seem at first blush. Alas, the same cannot be said of the passage from Leviticus, obviously.

        • b

          If you want to follow the crazy book, follow the crazy book.

          http://www.thebricktestament.com/the_teachings_of_jesus/on_divorce/mk10_11a.html

        • Shy Guy

          Isn’t the catholic loophole that you don’t divorce, as that would be a sin, but you just have your marriage annulled instead? Which means it never happened, so huzzah, no need for a divorce!

          • Ian

            Annulments are a trick of the system. And usually granted to the highest bidder. See: Henry VIII of England v Catherine of Aragon.

        • Nic Peterson

          I think it’s pretty clear what needs to happen next…

          • D. J.

            Auditions for Season 2 of Snake Salvation? I wonder if the possibility of getting on a TV show would cut their prayer meeting short? The Nat’l Geographic channel…..

        • TallBearNC

          but you see here’s the rub… Christianity and the pastors that preach it get to pick and choose what is a sin and what is not a sin and what is recognized nowadays and what is not recognize nowadays. Because of that I basically invalidate the entire book of the Bible because you either obey every single damn word in that book if you are a true true Christian… Or you take that book with a huge grain of salt and take it to mean a jet general way of life to live: loving the neighbor, being good to one-another, don’t lie, don’t cheat on your spouse… Basically the 10 Commandments and if you look at most every other religion in the world the Christian 10 Commandments are shared with pretty much every other religion… Except with the one commandment about that will shall not worship a graven image…however, most other religions say not to believe in other religions otherwise it’s a sin so I guess that’s similar to the graven image thing… To me being a Christian would mean living by the 10 Commandments as those are the 10 basic moral code society should follow. And that’s in pretty much many religious texts out there and even people who are not religious believes pretty much in about eight of those 10 Commandments – but in a different form… Don’t murder… Don’t bear false witness… Don’t lie… Etc. etc. so I’ve come down with my own very beliefs: once you strip away the crap behind every religion… They all say the same damn thing (for the most part… There are some pretty wacky out of their religions out there that say some pretty bizarre stuff… But even I have to respect their beliefs systems even if I think they r nuts)

        • Gianni

          Well, she can say that she didn’t divorce a wife. Her husbands divorced her. They’re the bastards; she’s just the aggrieved little woman.

      • Chucktech

        Her “deeply held” delusional beliefs are exactly what must now be scrutinized in a COURT of LAW, where this precise question must be asked and answered under oath (You know, that thing you do with your hand on the bible, in COURT??). ENOUGH of this bullshit!

      • TampaZeke

        Davis’ position is akin to a hypothetical “orthodox” Jew who owns a Red Lobster but refuses to do business with a person who eats pork.

      • Nic Peterson

        She’s trying to keep up with Rush Limpdick.

    • fuow

      Yeah, well, she keeps having these dreams she’s eating a whole roast pig and in the morning wakes up and….
      On a more serious note, those attorneys are counseling their clients to disobey a court order?
      Seriously?!
      I’ve been in a few legal disputes over the years and in one instance lost in the first hearing. I followed, on the advice of my attorney, the ruling to the ‘T’ until it was overturned in appeal. Had I not done so, my attorney flat out stated that I’d probably have lost the appeal, regardless of the clear law on the matter.
      This was down South, of course.
      I should think this would bring a complaint against them before the Kentucky bar? Any lawyers here care to chime in?

      • Oh, her lawyers are definitely flirting with massive sanctions and contempt of court for this.

        • Todd20036

          Could the lawyers be disbarred over this?

          • Theoretically, yes, but that rarely happens unless there’s a history of bar action against a lawyer for this type of thing or it was something horribly egregious like a Brady violation (hiding evidence from the defense that proves the defense didn’t to it or at least greatly weakens the prosecution’s case) that resulted in the defendant going to jail or death row.

          • Bob Conti

            Well, how about a 60 days suspension, and revocation of LC’s pro hac vice status?

          • John Masters

            I agree with BrotherFlounder. As noted in the update, they’ve requested a stay of the Judge’s order pending their appeal. So it’s doubtful they’d be considered for disciplinary action. However, things get a lot murkier if the trial judge denies the motion to stay his order. LC will most certainly seek relief from the appeals court (a motion for stay), but in the meantime…they’ll be treading on thin ice. And of course, should the Appeals Court refuse to grant relief (even though I’m sure they’ll take a run at the next level to get a stay), then they are all likely in contempt.

            It’s going to be interesting to see if this judge will grant the stay. Stays are pretty much pro forma in an attempt to maintain the status quo until appeals are resolved. However, the technical law says you grant the stay to avoid harm to any parties to the litigation. This judge didn’t seem to find that any harm would come to the Clerk, but that the citizens were being harmed by her non-performance. In fact, what the Judge’s ruling did was actually restore the status quo, since she quit issuing any marriage licenses. So I’m betting he won’t grant the stay.

            The Appeals Court will another issue though. But, I think the Supreme Court made their position pretty clear, and it’s hard for any sane judge to see where her actual religious liberty is infringed by a job she assumed voluntarily.

          • sfbob

            Yes, based on the notion of maintaining the status quo, the status quo would be what is legal not what the defendant wants. In other words the status quo, legally speaking, would be the availability of marriage licenses on an equal basis since Obergefell is the law of the land.
            One item Judge Bunning noted in his ruling was that Davis refused to allow a deputy clerk who was willing to issue marriage licenses to issue a license to a gay couple because the licenses still bear her name. In other words she wants her views to be implemented as the official policy of the county clerk’s office, in contravention of the law.

          • Pollos Hermanos

            If they’re advising her to defy court orders, absolutely. If she’s doing this on her own, probably not.

            Keep in mind that the Liberty Counsel faced a RICO suit for helping one of their clients kidnap a child from her gay mother.

            My money is on LC advising the clerk to violate the law.

          • Bob Conti

            Absolutely, they could and should be disbarred for this.

          • TexPlant

            We just need to build more jails to house all the religious crazies

          • FleshyLighty

            Correct, Obama hasn’t been aggressive enough at locking up low-level offenders by surpassing Bush and increasing the prison population at a faster pace at this time under Bush’s admin. Facts are so inconvenient to liberals, no wonder they are such hateful and insufferable people to be around.

          • BlindBill

            I do believe that it is judges that hand out prison sentences … and in areas where there are privately owned prisons, there may even be under the table kickbacks to the judges that help keep those cots full … in any case, I doubt the president locks up anyone at all – maybe you have a citation to share for your assertion?

          • douglas

            Build them an ark. Take away their guns. Fill it with wild animals. See how well they fare. Let us pray.

          • Nah, ship ’em out to Arizona, and Sheriff Joe will just stick up more tents….

          • FleshyLighty

            CAIR lawyers wouldn’t be subject to the exact same treatment now would they? #diversityISonly1sided #LiberalOstrich

          • D. J.

            I would really enjoy Mat & Anita Staver getting disbarred.

          • Man_in_the_mists

            Anyone know what happened with that RICO suit?

          • RoFaWh

            That’s my thought too. It might even be cause for charges of sedition.

          • FleshyLighty

            Only when not connected to liberal democrats. You know, the only party that can get away with skirting laws in public for decades.

        • Beagle

          Not just flirting. At least at second base.

    • Treg Brown

      Seems like the bibble has a very colorful word for a person who engages in serial marriages, and it’s on the tip of my tongue, but I can’t seem to recall that what the word is.

      • Whore?
        Adultress?
        Fornicatrix?

        • Treg Brown

          Yes. 🙂

        • TommyTune

          I like that last one the best.

          • Mark

            Me too.

        • Dan

          Fornicatrix for the win!

        • William

          I want to run away with the circus and become a fornicatrix.

          • Run like the wind! FLY!!!!!

          • KCMC

            writing new personal profile,
            Relentlessly gay fornicatrix.

          • pj

            is that in the dictionary ?

        • Bob Conti

          Loser?

        • Ed Burrow

          whore is a bad word? I shirley hope not.

          • Not bad, colorful. But the color she puts on it is bad.

          • FleshyLighty

            Whore Pride! Only in homosexual circles is that a good thing. Must be how normal homosexuality works.

          • SteveInSRQ

            drat … [edited because i really should not have replied here]

        • Snarkaholic

          Skank?

        • PLAINTOM

          Target

        • RoFaWh

          Slut.

        • People4Humanity

          Trixie?

        • Town bike?

    • clay

      and have any of her’s lasted 17 years?

    • mattydean

      And why aren’t we approaching this from a more obvious angle? Given this woman’s personality, it seems more likely that being married for a short time to such an unpleasant person makes her husbands run screaming to a divorce lawyer. I doubt she’s ever been the one to file for divorce.

      • And here’s the real kicker on that: Two of her husbands are the same man.

    • alrotundo

      I think you’re letting your sexual fantasies get the better of you.

    • Rex

      I don’t agree with her multiple marriages, but it’s none of my business. She dosen’t agree with same sex marriage, it’s none of her business. She just needs to do her job or resign if it bothers her that much. She is just loving playing the martyr, getting all the attention for her “beliefs.” Believe me, she’s not that righteous.

  • Gigi

    Send her and the Liberty Counsel to jail!

    • Mike in Texas

      And disbar the Liberty Counsel laywers.

  • dcurlee

    Send her to jail for contempt

    • Robert

      Yes, and do it today.

    • another_steve

      Exactly.

      I say: Let the legal process fully play out, then send in the State Troopers, then cuff her, then put her in jail.

  • Looks like it’s time for the judge to petition the governor to send in the National Guard to arrest these scofflaws, take over the county clerk’s office, and issue marriage licenses.

  • Sam_Handwich

    From what i read, the Davis lawyers are asking the same judge for a stay. Hope he issues a denial today.

  • Robert

    Put her in jail immediately, and let her sit there until the SCOTUS rules. She can fast and pray there just as easily as at home.

    In the meantime, let the Governor or whoever is over her appoint a temporary clerk to fulfill the duties of the office.

  • kiltedyak

    The fun part is that the plaintiff’s attorneys can immediately file for relief and I wonder how much fun she will have when she is remanded into custody by the US Marshal service

  • Ed Burrow

    yep, that’s it. defy court orders. that’s sure to work.
    (reminds me of a crying 2 year old not getting their way.)

  • Sk3ptic

    I smell jail! Or is that Kim?

    • JW Swift

      Hopefully, both.

  • EyeJelly

    Sounds like she’s also preventing anyone else in her office from issuing the marriage licenses.

    • Mark

      Hmmmm….if the others follow her orders…then don’t they become complicit in the ‘crime’?

      • JW Swift

        Possibly (hashtag NotALawyer) but she sounds like a vindictive enough bitch that she’d probably fire them on the spot if any of her employees were to defy her and try to actually do their jobs. That probably seems more certain of an outcome to them than whether they could get in trouble with the judge.

        • Chucktech

          Wow, guess that would mean she really loves being sued…

      • TerryInIowa

        From what I gathered, she is supervisor over the other clerks, so they are her subordinates. One of them is willing to provide everyone with marriage licenses, but she will not allow it.

        • Schlukitz

          The very fact that she will not allow any other clerks to issue same-sex licenses is clear-cut animus against gay people.

          She has no right, whatsoever, to impose her “sincerely held religious beliefs” on those under her charge and is forcing them to break the law as well.

          That everyone associated with this travesty seems to be so powerless in reining this b*tch in, is positively amazing.

          • Arkansan

            Won’t it be a hoot when she gets to the pearly gates and is told that all this gay marriage shit doesn’t matter, but harboring dog thieves sends you straight to hell. If you believe in all that stuff.

          • Reality.Bites

            The law moves slowly in civil matters. Always has, always will.

          • Schlukitz

            🙁

          • sfbob

            Animus in this case is actually a secondary consideration. She is clearly overstepping the boundaries of her authority by even the most generous of measures. It is not up to her to simply refuse to allow people legally qualified to marry to do so.

          • Schlukitz

            Precisely.

    • BobSF_94117

      That’s what I realized yesterday. This isn’t about her performing ceremonies or personally handling paperwork. This is about a signature that appears on the forms. I’m not even sure it’s anything but a machine-generated signature.

      This is about her position as Clerk and the documents that issue under her authority.

  • Sam_Handwich

    oops, what’s this doing on my clipboard? i’ll just drop it here

    Rowan County Clerk
    Kim Davis
    [email protected]

    600 West Main Street Room 102
    Morehead, KY 40351

    Phone – (606) 784-5212
    Fax – (606) 784-2923
    Hours:
    8:00 – 4:00 Monday – Thursday
    8:00 – 6:00 Friday
    9:00 – 12:00 Last Saturday of the Month

    • Morehead!

      • Sam_Handwich

        Lesscunnilingus!

    • TimCA

      So glad I have flat rate, unlimited nationwide calling.

      (evil grin)

    • Arkansan

      You would think with all the time saved by not issuing marriage licenses, she could have answered my email to her weeks ago. I guess some of my questions stumped her.

  • crewman

    How does this work in our legal system? If there’s a ruling against you, but it’s being appealed, do you have to abide by the first ruling while it’s being appealed, or is the ruling suspended until the appeal is final?

    • Jack

      Unless the order has been stayed, you have to abide by it. She is in contempt of court.

    • John Calendo

      Liberty Counsel has asked the judge to stay his injunction against Davis, while they apply for an appeal to the 6th Circuit. For the moment the injunction is in limbo. Judge Bunning may decide to stay his ruling or he may decide to put it into effect immediately. Liberty Counsel will than appeal to the 6th Circuit for an emergency ruling to overturn Bunning’s refusal to stay his injunction.

    • Bob Black

      The answer is “it depends”…she may get an emergency stay on the injunction and avoid consequences. Those can happen in only a few hours in some cases.

      • SFBruce

        But it certainly hasn’t happened yet. She’s asked for a stay, but so far, it hasn’t been granted.

        • David Walker

          And that’s encouraging.

    • BobSF_94117

      She’s taking a chance that a sympathetic judge will issue an immediate stay and gloss over her disobedience. It could happen. Judges aren’t supposed to look the other way in cases of contempt of court, but some — for good and bad reasons — will sometimes just issue a slap on the wrist. Other times, they go full bore, cuz it really pisses them off, as a profession.

      • teeveedub

        Considering her history, the judge is probably her cousin and her father and her ex-husband, so …

        • BobSF_94117

          Don’t discount the possibility that she’s kidnapped the judge’s pet.

  • This woman belongs in jail, plain and simple. She must be terminated from her employment and then sued by each individual couple until her assets are diminished.

  • Schlukitz

    It is now going on almost two months since SCOTUS handed down it’s ruling on same sex marriage.

    And this b*tch is still gettign away with this bullshit???

    WTF?

  • rextrek1

    GoFundMe wont / except take money for people – who’ve BROKEN the LAW…..

    • Schlukitz

      But CrowdfFunding and other Christian money-grubbing outfits will.

      • bkmn

        I’m sure Franklin Graham would be happy to raise money for her, for a cut.

        • Chucktech

          That’s how his little christo-scam works…

  • David Walker

    Atta girl, Kimmy. Wear your bigotry with pride. It suits you better than of those outfits I’ve seen you in. Oh, and keep your trust in “Liberty” “Counsel”…they’ve never steered anyone wrong and their success rate is second to none.

    • I just don’t get it. I’ve had several chances to sue former employers. Years of headaches and being ripped apart by the worst examples of the legal profession and for what? The possibility of a payout at the end? No thanks. And to have multiple divorce but claiming to be standing on a religious principal of “Biblical marriage” in spite of multiple passages in which Jesus clearly denounces divorce? I just don’t know where people get the nerve. Sheer stupidity? Being egged on by their church, family and friends? I don’t get it.

      • Schlukitz

        She is having her 15 minutes of fame….for the past month and a half now. 🙂

        • Gerry Fisher

          She gets to look so…so…*righteous*!

      • Chucktech

        As I said above, this must be fleshed out in a court of law once and for all: “Is it true your religion says homos can’t get married?” “Is it not also true that you have been divorced and re-married several times?” “Then is it not true that in your religion, jesus says you’re a slut and a whore?”

        • David L. Caster

          Actually, there is a problem with this. Once evidence is allowed to come in from the Bible, the Bible itself becomes a credible authority. I don’t think we want that precedent to ever be set. The better solution is to exclude any kind of religious argument.

      • Reality.Bites

        A few weeks ago I was listening to an interview with an English novelist who used to be a barrister. She mentioned she was not very successful because she would listen to her clients’ story, take down all the details and then suggest, “Don’t you think it would be better to just let it go?”

        • Ray Taylor

          I take it she became successful as a novelist.

        • RoFaWh

          That’s what a good lawyer would do.

  • JW Swift

    Hey, I want to be able to stop doing my job, but not get fired, and still get paid, too! How come she gets to, but I can’t?

    • Ed Burrow

      http://www.lc.org
      they’ll help, they’ll win!

    • MickinDetroit

      join a union? /s

    • shivadog

      You gotta get religious.

  • Michael

    Judge Bunning should sanction and fine Liberty Counsel for advising Davis to defy the order. Federal judges have BROAD powers.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Here’s Zack Ford’s take:

    Davis has appealed the decision and asked for a stay of the injunction, but she has not yet successfully obtained a stay. Thus, her refusal to issue a license Thursday morning was in clear violation of Bunning’s order. Though courts that hold a defiant party in contempt are supposed to exercise the “least possible power” necessary to end that defiance, Davis could face fines or even be jailed until she agrees to comply with the Constitution.

    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2015/08/13/3691260/kentucky-clerk-marriage-license-violation/

    • tcinsf

      Stays are generally if not always granted. Once the appeal is taken it strips the lower court of jurisdiction. There will probably be some litigation over it, but I’m really neither surprised over this.

      • DH Esq

        Stays are generally granted only for matters in which there is a chance of success for the appellant, that the appellant will suffer irreparable harm if the stay is not granted, that the appellee will not suffer harm if the stay is granted, or that granting a stay would serve a public purpose.

        Kim Davis cannot show any of these.

        • tcinsf

          True, but the factors are analyzed on a sliding scale, and I don’t necessarily agree that Davis can’t at least argue that if the district court is wrong, being forced to violate her religion would not qualify as irreparable harm to her. Mind you, I disagree with her … but I could see the stay happening.

          • sfbob

            There’s no chance in hell of the district being wrong. Davis’s actions go beyond simply personally refusing to issue licenses to gay couples and seeking a reasonable accommodation, which at least in theory would solve the problem for both parties. Since she is the county clerk her name appears on all marriage licenses. She refuses to allow her name to appear on a license issued to a gay couple so she has simply shut down the licensing business in her county. That isn’t accommodation, it’s overreach and, as Judge Bunning noted, a clear denial of the fundamental rights of the citizens of her county. In addition I doubt she has the authority to decide her county will simply cease issuing all marriage licenses as a policy or, if you will, a cost-cutting measure, regardless of the reason. She has no leg to stand on.

    • MickinDetroit

      que the Gofundme page that nets her enough fuck you money she’ll be able to pay whatever paltry fine is assessed and live a long comfortable retirement….

      • But contempt of court can also mean jail without bail, with release only granted by complying with the court.

  • tcinsf

    To be clear, the judgment of the lower court is generally stayed pending an appeal. There’s really nothing to “defy” at this point.

  • BearEyes

    she seriously needs a contempt citation thrown at her.

  • bkmn

    I’m sure Liberty has warned her that she may have to pay the opposing lawyers’ fees when she loses.

    • Rocketeer500

      Oh yeah, of course they did. They be smart lawyers.

    • sherman

      Wingnut welfare. Other people will come to her rescue and she might make a hefty profit. That’s why we need jail time.

      • David Walker

        As opposed to the hefty prophet she thinks she is.

    • Michael

      Davis is being sued in her official capacity, so I believe any fines or fees would be paid by Rowan County taxpayers.

      • Chucktech

        Who, I’m sure, are just rolling in dough…

      • RoFaWh

        But couldn’t the county turn around and sue her personally for the amount, it having been a consequence of her misbehavior??

  • Stev84

    Time to lock her up

  • JaniceInToronto

    This could drag out for a long, long time. Appeal after appeal.
    Justice at its finest.

    • Sam_Handwich

      i think it would be quite a rogue judge who’d grant any such appeal

      • JaniceInToronto

        Let’s just say the Justice system takes some pretty screwed up turns.

  • EyeJelly

    I really wish someone could explain this to me. I mean, anyone is free to be morally opposed to say, Atheism or divorce or Buddhism, And no one that I’m aware of argues that a public employee should be able to refuse service to someone they have a moral disagreement with – except when it comes to this one issue. What is so special about same-sex marriage?

    • Rocketeer500

      Gays = icky.

    • Sam_Handwich

      Bunning: “The form does not require the county clerk to condone or endorse same-sex marriage on religious or moral grounds. It simply asks the county clerk to certify that the information provided is accurate and that the couple is qualified to marry under Kentucky law. Davis’ religious convictions have no bearing on this purely legal inquiry.”

  • newmoonlmt

    She’s now in contempt of court and can be arrested, which I SO hope happens!

    • MickinDetroit

      so does every single right wing nutbag group. imagine the fundraising they’ll get over her being perp walked out of the office in chains because of her religious beliefs. It’s JUST LIKE the holocaust don’t you know!

      • SFBruce

        I’d love it if there were a way to deprive right wingers of this martyrdom crap, but they’ll do that regardless. “One unelected, black robed, activist judge deprived this fine Christian woman of her cherished religious liberty. Send money immediately!!!!!”

  • oikos

    Feel free to comment at the ABC site as well. They use disqus. 🙂

  • SFBruce

    Davis’ request for a stay hasn’t been answered, and the preliminary injunction that was granted gave her zero wiggle room, and she is now open defiance of that order. I don’t know what Bunning will do, but she could be in serious trouble: fines, she could be held in contempt, even thrown in jail. Bunning held that not only were Davis’ religious liberty full intact, Davis’ action violate the establishment clause by her attempt to impose her values on others.

    • David Walker

      Aye, but her lawyers are from “Liberty” “Counsel”, so all’s well.

      • Chucktech

        Ah, she IS in the best of hands, isn’t she?

        • Bad Tom

          From our point of view, yes.

          • sfbob

            Yup. If you wanna lose in court, hire Liberty Counsel.

    • Mike in Texas

      I hope the judge has zero tolerance for this flagrant behavior.

    • RoFaWh

      Inicidently, Bunning’s finding that the “Kim” woman’s religious liberty is not weakened by her issuing marriage licenses to SS couples may be a finding of fact and therefore unappealable. Or am I confusing Canadian practice with American practice?

      • SFBruce

        You may well be right, but I simply don’t know for sure. I’d be pretty surprised if the appeal Liberty Counsel prepares for the Sixth Circuit isn’t full of those kinds of arguments.

  • The Professor

    Throw her in jail.

  • CQCQCQ

    This hag is getting tiresome. Let’s hope the Sixth Circuit denies her appeal. And SCOTUS after that. Maybe then, the state legislature will vote to remove her from office.

  • Sam_Handwich

    I’d been wondering about the judge…

    He was nominated by Gee Dubya in 2001

    And he’s the son of former Sen. Jim Bunning (R)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_L._Bunning

  • Is there a stay on appeal?

    • Sam_Handwich

      She requested a stay yesterday from the same judge, but he hasn’t responded yet

  • TJay229

    She’s gonna file bankruptcy from all those atty fees she’s gonna be forced to pay, due to her willful defiance of the law.

  • HZ81

    Fire her already. Out of a cannon.

  • David in Palm Springs

    It’s delusional to think that witnessing a document somehow means that you are giving your personal approval of that legal form. (Sorry, Kim. You’re just not THAT important.) Is that what notaries do? Give their personal blessings when they witness someone’s last will and testament or power of attorney? Seriously… this bigoted bitch needs to go to jail, right now.

  • TimCA

    I don’t know the answer to this but I’m wondering, now that access to civil marriage has been deemed a constitutional right for same sex couples, do those couples who have been turned away have any legal recourse to sue alleging civil rights violation? I hope so!!!

    • Schlukitz

      From the headline:

      “Five couples sued her, and U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning on Wednesday ordered her to comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling.”

  • douglas

    Fire her and throw her ass in jail now for contempt and sue her for emotional distress.

  • LonelyLiberal

    Contempt of court won’t get you jack on GoFundMe. But it will get you dismissed.

  • The Professor

    The licenses were refused after the judgement and no stay was issued on the judgement. She is breaking the law. Arrest her and throw her ass in jail.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • The Professor

      Then arrest the clerks who refused the licenses. Period.

    • SFBruce

      It would be interesting to know when this was “scheduled.” I suppose since she is “absent” today, Judge Blevins could issue marriage licenses. I’m not so sure the plaintiffs will want to let her off the hook at this stage.

    • Maybe she’s having her forehead measured for anti-gay billboard space.

      • The Professor

        …with a yardstick.

    • Ed Burrow

      uh huh…she’s a real piece of work.
      a real peach.
      it’s a bigot holiday!

  • Bj Lincoln

    I grew up feeling bad that christians were fed to the lions. As a history buff, I know they were not wanted, held secret meetings and interesting art work all over the walls of these hideouts. I wonder if they have ALWAYS had ass holes like her? There are surely lots of them in every sect of christianity. I have met many in my years going to church and are a big part of why I am no longer christian. As an adult I stopped reading Reader’s Digest because they ran a long piece on how christians were being killed and maimed doing missionary work. If missionaries are as bad as the ass hole hypocrites I know then they deserve what they ASK for. She is DEMANDING to be made into a martyr and everyone around her is handing it to her. She should be fired for not doing her job, arrested for trespassing and charged for accepting any pay under false pretences.

  • TexasBoy

    Because, you know, defying a federal court order always works out so well. I hope her county has lots of taxpayers money it doesn’t need just lying around, as it will cost them.

  • GunnaHurt

    Time to throw this fat sow into jail so she can be the Christian Martyr she wants to be.

    • People4Humanity

      (with appropriate apologies to all fat sows worldwide)

  • Bitch, you may be the queen of your small town, able to protect your dognapping daughter and avoid all consequences from your many divorces, but if you think you can ignore a federal judge, you’ve got quite the wakeup call coming your way.

  • RBLADE

    Jesus said give to the Emperor that which is the Emperor’s and to God that which is God’s. This clerk is in a sense working for the Emperor or the County, paid by the tax payers of the County. She is not giving to the County, her labor, that which is the County’s. If her version of Christianity says she cannot do the job she is paid to do, then in good Christian conscience she needs to quit. Her issuing of a marriage license is not her personal approval of that couple. She must do her job as her job description states. That is the honorable thing to do. It is what Jesus would tell her to do.

    • David Walker

      Yeah, well, that’s Jeebus. What does he know? “Liberty” “Counsel” has a much better grasp on reality than some carpenter.

      • Chucktech

        Some JEW carpenter…

        • David Walker

          Wait, what? Jesus a Jew? No, I think you’re wrong. He was a blue-eyed, brownish-blond white guy with a neatly trimmed beard. Jew? That’s almost as icky as gay, isn’t it? Jesus a Jew? No way. God would never stand for that.

  • The truth is she won’t abide by ANY order, including SCOTUS, that bans her from discriminating. This will be a never ending dog and pony show until she’s removed from office.

  • GayOldLady

    Kim…..You’re going to go to jail for contempt of court because you cannot win this. I hope your legal counselors are going to bail you out of jail, pay your fine and find you another job, because that’s where you are headed. It’s going to be tough finding another position as a gnarly, old, four times married, hypocrite!

    • Bad Tom

      There is no bail for contempt of court. You stay in until the judge decides to release you.

      • People4Humanity

      • GayOldLady

        Finally, some good news!!!!

  • joshie

    Time for her to find a new job, perhaps at a local church, or pushing paper for “Liberty Counsel”.

    Bye Kim, don’t let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya!

  • Ninja0980

    ENough is enough.
    Throw this woman in jail for contempt of court already.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    She is in contempt of court so arrest her.

    • Reality.Bites

      She is not in contempt of court till a court says she’s in contempt of court.

  • mjcc1987

    When are they held in contempt of court and jailed? When does this crap end?

    • Reality.Bites

      They needed to defy the court before they can be found in contempt of it. They’ve done that now.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “Exit.. stage right..”

      — Mat Staver

  • lou

    She should be fined XXX dollars plus ALL funds raised by GoFundMe (or any other format used) with the additional funds going to Lambda Legal and/or other gay related causes. Libert Counsel should be sued for malpractice.

  • j.martindale
  • seththayer

    Now she deserves to be fired

    • MarkOH

      No JAILED for violating people’s legal rights.

      • seththayer

        That would just provide a martyr situation for the opposing side

        • MarkOH

          She’s already playing the martyr. That’s why the Liberty Counsel is involved.

  • MarkOH

    THROW HER IN JAIL AND FINE THE HECK OUT OF HER! She is VIOLATING those people’s LEGAL RIGHTS.

  • John Ruff

    So, I guess being in contempt of a court order is like not raking your lawn. It’s not a good thing, but in KY, they’re not enforcable?

  • Fancy That

    It appears that Kim is following Liberty Counsel’s direction, defying the Supreme Court yet again. But she’s not.

    She’s likely getting her ‘defiance orders’ directly from Mike Huckabee, and he has a direct line to God. (and on speed-dial on his smartphone)

    And God, via Mike Huckabee, trumps any court.

    In very special circumstances, God even trumps Trump.

    Kim’s just a pawn. Always a bride, never a bridegroom.

    And regardless of how this latest round ends, no court in this great land will ever accept the notion that Kim is appealing.

  • Skokieguy

    At this point is seems like arrest and jail for contempt of court is in order. It also seems like this is what she’s angling for to win some sort of martyr tri-fecta.

    If Liberty is her counsel, yes the attorneys should be sanctioned and disbarred, but I imagine they are encouraging this, as once they have an actual “christian” in jail, the flow of money begs (and flow of money that the stupid will send) will be overwhelming. This is every Christo-grifter’s wet dream. Headlines screaming “Devout Christian Jailed for her beliefs”

    • joshie

      They probably want her to go to jail. If you think some bakers or florists getting fined is good for their fundraising and outrage-stirring, just imagine a clerk going to jail! I bet they weren’t busy praying, they were busy self-pleasuring in excitement.

      • Skokieguy

        Seriously, think of what this will do for the more extreme Republican candidates. And even though SS marriage is legal, this doesn’t just keep the grifting gravy train chucking, this would be the sonic boom.

    • Arkansan

      I vote for community service, or cleaning the floors at the local adult book store.

  • TampaZeke

    It is absolutely pertinent to the issue at hand that this “defender of Christian marriage” has been married FOUR times yet none of the media outlets covering this case are mentioning her hypocrisy. We are still living in a world where homophobes get preferential and privileged treatment.

    • Chucktech

      She should have to explain herself– ALL of herself– in court.

      • People4Humanity

        NO court has that luxurious quantity of time.

        • Chucktech

          Right. That’s best left to the psychiatry couch.

  • CQCQCQ

    “The upside to these county clerks willfully ignoring federal law to
    deny marriage licenses is that we can call them “illegals” now, right?” I
    saw this on Twitter a bit ago.

    • Sk3ptic

      Works for me!

  • William

    How does she get to have her son as deputy clerk? Does the county not have anti-nepotism rules?

    • joshie

      It’s Kentucky, I’m surprised she isn’t married to her son.

      • barracks9

        She still sees him as the one that got away…

        • Lumpy Gaga

          “The night grows bitter
          The stars have lost their glitter…”

    • Sam_Handwich

      maybe so long as he’s fucking her it’s cool

  • kiltedyak

    Also, Their Liberty Counsel attorneys advised them to defy the order until the appeal is settled? I realize you need attorneys that will support your batshittery, but I would question any attorney that openly tells you to defy court orders. Isn’t that grounds for disbarment?

  • Taylor

    This bitch is going to play the martyr for all it’s worth. I can almost guarantee that once she’s sent to jail for this, or fined, there will be a crowd funding effort for her, and she’ll be able to retire with more money than she’d have ever made working as a County Clerk.

    • Skokieguy

      In some states there are laws against profiting from a crime. I believe OJ Simpson was not able to keep the profits from his book.

      To my smarter JMG friends, anyone know the laws in KY?

      • Arkansan

        There are laws in Kentucky?

      • Reality.Bites

        No crime has been committed.

        • Skokieguy

          She has disobeyed a court order. I believe its called contempt of court.

  • Megrim Twist

    FIRE HER!

  • Ed Burrow

    i’m no psychic, but i have a feeling this will not end well.

  • Queequeg

    If she is still defying a court order, she should be arrested.

  • TexPlant

    Put that fat bigot to jail along with her whole damn office (i.e. family) let them rot there until she can fit into a size 2.

  • Robert Flanagan

    If a Muslim got a job in a deli and refused to make ham and cheese sandwiches for the deli’s customers, he would be fired for not doing his job. As well he should be. It is not bashing him because of his religious beliefs, it is because he will not do the job he is hired for. Same goes for this woman. Fire her. She is refusing to do her job.

    • wmforr

      You must not understand the Constitution. Freedom of religion doesn’t apply to Muslims, only to the One True Religion.

    • Igby

      Off topic, but that is a very cute pup in a Puppia.

    • Ray Taylor

      He should have got a job in a Kosher deli.

  • wmforr

    So when Jesus comes back doesn’t she know that he’s going to bitch-slap her and say “That was me applying for a marriage license, and you refused me, Ain’t you read your Bible, baby?

    “Let’s try it again: Which is the most important commandment? And by the way, where’s that fucking dog?”

    • Beagle

      “Thou shalt not steal” involves much less mental gymnastics than “thou shalt not issue civil marriage licenses to same-sex couples.” Unless Kim Davis has some kind of special rights.

  • DaveMiller135

    It’s not true martyrdom until you go to jail.

  • Mark

    Defying a judge’s order? Throw this poor excuse for a breathing mass of human cells in jail!

    And I have everything crossed they deny her motion for a stay. Enough is fucking enough.

  • Paula

    Oh, gosh!! Everybody knows how much prayer meetings help.

    • People4Humanity

      A hot air meeting. Hm. Perhaps that’s what has given Liberty “Counsel” so many victories?

    • Someone’s got to keep the sawdust industry in business for these holy roller hillbillies.

  • alrotundo

    She’ll have to go back to stripping.

    • Arkansan

      Pity that dance pole.

    • M Jackson

      But then we’ll have to defend her vociferously for not doing her job.

  • Will

    Ironically, the word clerk comes from the word cleric from back in the day when the Church ran everything and there really WAS no separation of Church and State. But now there is; Kim is a clerk, NOT a cleric and religion has no place in her office.

  • Vegan Rob

    This hateful bitch should be imprisoned for refusing to do the job for which she has been hired to do. If any of us refused to do our job, we would be fired. She should definitely be fired immediately and serve prison time for breaking the law of the Supreme Court.

  • Now she is in contempt of court. The judge now has the legal authority to put her in jail indefinitely without trial and without bail until she agrees to issue the licenses. And now there are legal grounds for impeachment, too.

  • MattM

    The balls on this woman. Honestly she’s acting like a 3 year old.

    • People4Humanity

      Perhaps it’s her ovaries hanging out?

      • MattM

        *shudder*

  • Rick

    If she’s going to insist on being a media whore she could at least upgrade her wardrobe a smidge.

  • John D

    While she could be jailed for contempt, that might be what they want to create a martyr. Better for the court to impose a fine of 10,000 dollars per day for non-compliance. Give the proceeds to the plaintiffs and LGBT local orgs. Sure, the bad guys could raise funds initially, but at a rate of 300,000 per month, it would resolve in favor of the good guys and she would be forced to do her job and comply with the law. And any money raised would go to the very people and groups being discriminated against.

    • Yep, that’s exactly what these slimy bastards LC wants, a jail martyr. ..

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Which should be great for their core business of lawyerin’.

        “We’ll lose your case or GUARANTEE time behind bars! This offer is genuine! Call us!”

        • “Just think of all that CASH rollin’ in, Glory! And all the new anti-gay bills to pass!! Oh, and that hillbilly fool we convinced to go to jail for our profit – she’s on her own! We’ll pray for her.”

  • gaymex

    Are the couples who were turned away going to be able to productively sue her and the county and the state for violating their rights?
    It’s really difficult to keep a civil tongue while discussing this nice christian lady and her sincerely held religious beliefs.

  • Secure

    So right now she’s not signing marriage licenses for straight or gay couples? No one gets them?

    • joshie

      Correct. This so-called “pro marriage” advocate is making it harder for opposite sex couples to get married as well, giving the lie to that whole claim.

      • Chucktech

        Well, praise gawd…

  • Mark

    Looks like she has bathed for her court appearance…which is somewhat worrisome as may indicate that she has again washed another man right on out of her hair.

  • M Jackson

    And she’s supported by the faction that hates our wasteful government.

    Why hasn’t she been fired for not doing her job? Why is she being paid? It doesn’t make any sense.
    I do my job, every day. You do your job too. You do it well, so you won’t get fired, and so do I. Because that’s what happens when you don’t do your job one day, and then another day, you get fired.
    Why hasn’t this she-beast been fired?

  • People4Humanity

    I thought about the judge who rendered his opinion just yesterday, ordering her to comply.

    • People4Humanity

      Then I got a shiver

      • People4Humanity

        of antici

        • People4Humanity

          PATION!

          • LovesIrony

            ketchup pours faster than this judge

    • People4Humanity

  • joshie

    Of course FRC and other “pro-family” groups are already rallying (literally) to her defense.

  • SFBruce

    From WKYT: “Kim Davis’ attorneys at Liberty Counsel were not available for comment Thursday morning because they were in a prayer meeting.” The same article states David Moore and his partner David Ermold, who were turned away, went to Rowan County Judge Executive Walter Blevins, who is authorized to issue licenses in Davis’ absence, but he turned them away as well, saying he didn’t have the required paperwork.

    http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Defying-order-clerk-wont-give-gay-couple-marriage-license-321741082.html

  • LovesIrony

    Ok now I called the judges office. I asked what are they doing about this defiance. They said they could not comment because the case is still pending. I asked if the ruling was stayed, was told no and that the order stands. I asked if anyone can just do what they want in kentucky whatever the court says. I told this judge’s law clerk his judge looks impotent and worthless for not addressing this blatant disregard for his order.

    The Honorable David L. Bunning

    United States District Judge

    US District Court

    35 West 5th Street

    Covington, KY 41011

    Phone: (859) 392-7907

    • Circ09

      I’m wondering if the judge has been consulting with the 6th circuit? It would be shitty for him to hold Davis in contempt and then the 6th circuit announce they are taking up the appeal and then undercut Bunning by ordering the stay.

      • LovesIrony

        she has no fucking case

        • Circ09

          Agreed. I just hope those couple of prima donnas on the 6th circuit feel the same.

          • Ninja0980

            I imagine Sutton and Cook are still smarting over their ruling upholding the bans being overturned so I really hope it doesn’t end up in front of either of them.

  • PLAINTOM

    Add little Ben to the lawsuit. At this rate, the entire Davis clan may end up unemployed since they all seem to work for the Clerk’s office.

    • Circ09

      Is this Hickville so tiny and inbred that family members occupy all the local government? She worked for her mother. She now has her son working for her. Sheesh. Even my corner of Texas has nepotism protections in place. It sounds like they need to clear out the whole of government down there and start over.

      • PLAINTOM

        This reminds me of the small counties in WVa. , I wouldn’t be surprised if she isn’t somehow related to the county sheriff, commissioner and state delegate representing her county.

  • Bad Tom

    Perhaps County Clerk Kim Davis can hold her prayer meetings in jail after Federal Judge Bunning cites her for contempt of court.

  • SFBruce
  • invisigoth

    Why don’t they fire this hypocritical beyotch? She has defied the SCOTUS ruling and the ruling of the Court. She should be fired.

    Anyone else defying their management would be fired on the grounds of insubordination and failure to perform. Why is she even getting a chance to appeal. She should have been fired on the spot this morning for refusing to issue a marriage license to Moore and Ermold.

    It’s not like anyone is asking her to perform the ceremony, just issue the damn license.

    • Stev84

      The US in its infinite stupidity elects all kinds of administrative positions that are just regular employees in normal countries. So they can’t simply be fired.

  • RoFaWh

    “Cruel ” is exactly the right word.

  • Ron Robertson

    She joins the sordid ranks of sluts for Jesus. Fictional beliefs in a fiction, for the sake of being a spiteful bigot. She can go fuck herself.

  • Stev84

    Her son is the deputy clerk? Another reason to remove her from office.

    • Friday

      Apparently that’s a pretty corrupt town, she’s been in schemes and scandals before. Involving real estate and a dead dog and harrassing someone, I understand.

      • noni

        Kentucky’s version of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

  • abel

    Fire the c*nt.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    She seems to be the first entity to actually follow Liberty Counsel’s counsel after giving it more than 5 minutes of thought.

    When her whole family ends up unemployed (or worse) I hope Mat Staver can write some checks to tide them over. Or marry/support her. It’s the least he could do.

    In her shoes, I’d dump Staver, return the kidnapped dog, and beg for judicial mercy.

  • FleshyLighty

    I wonder what kind of bend-over-backward response JMG would have given if a Muslim was at the center of this story. Experience tells me JMG is beyond scared of CAIR because being a liberal he has no choice but to do what ever they say.

    • Bob Conti

      Well… aren’t YOU just full of a load of shit. How adorable. Piss off troll.

      • FleshyLighty

        I know you have to do everything in your power to protect the myth of JMG as to not expose him as the narrow-minded religious bigot who masquerades as a way-far-left liberal gay ‘sl’activist but I hope he pays you well.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        You have to laugh at such creatures. All venom and bile yet, one can’t help but wonder why he trolls a gay site? Now, the answer is painfully obvious but don’t tell him that….12 year olds tend to throw tantrums.

    • LovesIrony

      and I wonder how you got to be so fucking stupid. Don’t think for one minute a muslim would escape the ire of JMG. you’re nothing but a fucking stupid troll.

      • FleshyLighty

        So JMG and the rooftop social media posts are where again? Did i miss them in middle of endless right-wingnut references?

        • LovesIrony

          Eat shit idiot Eat shit

    • SFBruce

      Let us know when you find a Muslim clerk who refuses to issues marriage licences. They’d have exactly the same legal liability, and exactly the same condemnation from LGBT supporters as Davis is getting.

    • People4Humanity

      Something is fairly obvious.

      BTW, is your family name ‘Davis’?

      • FleshyLighty

        My family name is Jervis – even more shameful i know.

        • noni

          Spraying troll be gone.

    • Ninja0980

      Hi troll, JMG has in fact covered cases of bigots using Islam as an excuse to discriminate against the LGBT community here in the states, the biggest example being Muslim cab drivers in Ohio who wanted to refuse to give rides to LGBT people participating in the gay games.
      They got the same well deserved scorn this woman is getting.
      Your cab or a clerk’s office is NOT a mosque or church where you get to decide to impose your beliefs on people and ignore the law.

      • FleshyLighty

        Got it, JMG is like all other Democrats, selective outrage. I don’t see scorn from him aimed at the social media posts of groups who post videos of throwing homosexuals off rooftops, but hey, he said something about a Muslim once in Ohio so he covered his bases everyone! How about multiple posts of scorn aimed at Huffington Media for allowing their Arabic version to insult gays and atheists?

        • Friday

          Troll, try your own ‘selective hearing.’ That’s not what he said.

          Just because it’s a Christian this time (as usual) doesn’t mean you don’t get to try flipping the narrative just cause this article isn’t about one of the Muslims you use to justify Christian abuses somehow.

        • Ninja0980

          One website can’t cover everything but if you had to bother to read through the archives, the murders of LGBT people in the Middle East has been covered on this site, not that you give a damn about that.
          You are a troll trying to justify discrimination here by bringing attention to other cases.

        • noni

          We’re counting on you to protest the Muslim treatment of gays.

    • James

      Even if your claims were true, which they aren’t, that would make no difference to this story.

  • LarryChemEngr

    Kim is relishing her 15 minutes as a pious Christian martyr.

  • Blake Jordan

    Imprison them all, and get replacements!!!

  • amati1684

    Given her less than sterling history with the institution of marriage, there is no moral high ground Kim Davis could, with a straight face, claim.

  • Ninja0980

    We’ll have to see what the 6th Circuit does here.
    Keep in mind for all purposes, this is another circuit (the 5th and 8th being the other ones) that has been ruined by George W Federalist Society members, two of whom are no doubt still smarting over being overruled by SCOTUS.
    It won’t shock me if they grant her request for a stay, simply to be dicks.

    • billbear1961

      A stay would, in effect, place a fundamental civil right on hold while this case is decided–which would be simply fucking OUTRAGEOUS.

      Couldn’t our lawyers go directly to SCOTUS to ask them–the Obergefell Five–to override such a flagrant INJUSTICE?!

      • yetanotherLaura

        I was curious about which Supreme Court justice would handle appeals from this circuit and was worried it might be one of the Wrong Side of History Four, but fortunately it’s Kagan, so I hope they do because she’ll deal with it properly, all right!

        • billbear1961

          She’d probably refer it to the whole Court to avoid being overruled by Scalia or Thomas, the next kind of judge the haters would run to if she handled it all by herself.

          If ONE county is allowed to put a fundamental civil right on hold while this is appealed, OTHERS will follow.

          It will spread across the country like a DISEASE.

          SOMEONE in that county must issue same-sex couples marriage licenses NOW.

          What’s going on is WRONG–it’s a violation of the LAW.

          It should be dealt with–resolved–TODAY!

        • billbear1961

          Always very nice to see you, Laura!

  • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

    Clearly she pissed off the gays long ago. Her hair game is so frightening I wish it had a Viewer Discretion Advised label.

  • Achilles Tsakiridis

    So why hasnt she been fired yet exactly ? Isnt she a liability ?

    • Stev84

      Because clerks are elected for some insane, utterly incomprehensible reason.

  • Oh’behr

    I don’t know why this harlot draws attention to her bosom with that pink. Also what is she a hipster wearing black. I think she should be wearing an Amish bonnet.
    /s

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Very simple-ARREST HER ASS. She’s in violation of a Court Order. Time they start spending a little quality time in the slammer.

    • RoFaWh

      I would love to see a video of Federal marshals turning up and carting her off to face charges.

      • gaymex

        I read that wrong…I thought you said “carting off her face,” but either way it would be a nice video.

      • teedofftaxpayer

        I would love to see that too. Maybe we can find out if they would then sell tickets. I bet a lot of people would pay to see it.

    • Sashineb

      Yeah, maybe Jeebiz will take her some cookies in jail.

  • 2karmanot

    Mad cow sister wife has gots da sadz.

  • William

    Here’s a photo with her son/deputy/first cousin/uncle, Nathan. He’s part of this and deserves to be seen.

    Caption for the photo:
    Rowan County clerk Nathan Davis, right, informs David Moore that the
    clerk’s office will not be issuing marriage licenses to same-sex
    couples, in defiance of an order from a federal judge in Morehead, Ky.,
    Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has already filed a
    notice of appeal and plans to request a stay on the ruling.

    • Bob Conti

      What? The slob can’t wear a tie?

      • William

        And upstage Momma’s latest flour sack creation?

  • i hope she understands that losing her job (the sanction for her particular form of “civil disobedience”) is what she is committing to. i fear her “lawyers” are probably feeding her lies about how she should and will retain her job after intentionally breaching the law and -if committed to c.d – willingly inviting the sanctions that will follow. this is what happens when entitled people try to adopt tactics developed by the marginalized

    • Sashineb

      She’s asking for trouble, and I hope she gets it.

  • Tor

    I don’t’ know if anyone else has mentioned this, but Ms. Davis is an elected official, and therefore, is a part of government. Imposing her religious beliefs onto her constituents constitutes establishment of religion.

    • billbear1961

      It is very important to put it this way, this clearly, Tor!

  • rachel

    This bitch needs to go to jail

  • JT

    Sue her ass into the poor house!

  • noni

    Law enforcement, federal officials, the court system are all dragging their feet because they are still treating gay people as second class citizens. If this belligerent defiance of law were done by a gay person they would be held accountable pronto.

    And old defiant Christian gets deference over and over again.

    Lock the bitch up for a few weeks.

    • billbear1961

      This is exactly what is going on!

      You are absolutely correct!

      And, yes, she should be locked up, or SOMEONE in that office should comply NOW with the LAW!!

      Or that county judge should issue them a license–NOW–TODAY!

      They’ve already waited WAY too long!

      They’ve had the RIGHT to that license since 26 June!!

  • noni

    James Yates, left, and William Smith Jr. speak with Rowan County Judge Executive Walter Blevins, right, in an attempt to obtain a marriage license in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. In a decision Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to issue marriage licenses, but she has refused after filing an appeal the ruling to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    After Yates and Smith were told that Kim Davis was on vacation Thursday, they marched to Rowan County Judge Executive Walter Blevins’ office.

    He explained that his office isn’t equipped to issue licenses. He also said that because deputy clerks are at work, he wasn’t sure his signature would be valid.

    Blevins has been critical of Davis. He shook the couple’s hands and told them: “I apologize that you had to come today and walk away empty-handed.”

    Even this pussy whipped Judge is afraid of the wrath of Kim Davis.

    http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/0LYbuMwSvku2gDJp5vDI3Q–/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTU2NjtpbD1wbGFuZTtweW9mZj0wO3E9NzU7dz05NjA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/e8f740653908ff247e0f6a706700898f.jpg

  • Michael

    Real Christianity: Golden Rule. Counterfeit Christianity: Homophobia Uber Alles.

  • TallBearNC

    I hope this bitch gets locked up in jail for contempt of court… Her lawyers are giving her some bad bad bad legal advice

  • SilasMarner

    So why isn’t this bitch in jail? Cuz, ya know, contempt of court.

  • billbear1961

    Put this evil woman in JAIL for CONTEMPT!

    She continues to violate, and flagrantly, same-sex couples’ CIVIL RIGHTS!

    If this isn’t contempt of court, WHAT IS??

    DO something–this particular couple has waited SEVENTEEN YEARS!

    What’s wrong with that county judge? He doesn’t have the “required paperwork”? Bullshit!

    It is outrageous that NO ONE in that goddamned county will respect same-sex couples’ RIGHTS!

  • Dale

    Look at the four-times-married fat christian pig.

    Following those BuyBull priciples!

  • Wayne Broder

    Can any legal eagles out there tell us how long it might take the court to rule on her request for a stay and/or appeal?

  • Matthew S McCoy

    Why isn’t she in jail for contempt of court?

  • SaintMike

    How does she still have her job?

  • KQCA

    If, by some fluke, government employees were granted an exception from duties for personal religious convictions, wouldn’t the government then be allowed to inquire about an applicant’s (or candidate’s) personal religious convictions and discriminate on that basis?

  • Kevin Trask

    I say if you can not do your job. You need to resign your position. You can not take tax payer money and use it to discriminate against the same tax payer.

  • NMNative

    I see from the comments, that most of us seem to know more about the buybull than Ms. David. Does this surprise you? Most of these folks can’t even read, much less comprehend what it is they are reading. They listen to hate filled bigots at their church and just repeat what they hear and do as they are told. They aren’t called sheep for nothing.

  • xzargo

    I know we’re not supposed to post things like this but she is one ugly bitch.