Liberty Counsel To Sixth Circuit: Clerk Kim Davis Will Suffer “Irreversible Harm” If She Signs Even One Marriage License

Saying that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis will suffer “significant irreversible harm” if she’s forced to sign a single same-sex marriage license, last night the Liberty Counsel filed an emergency stay demand with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The filing followed federal Judge David Bunning’s amending of his earlier temporary stay order to add an August 31st expiration date unless the Sixth Circuit acts sooner. Equality Case files has the latest appeal:

Plaintiffs will not suffer irreparable and irreversible injury if resolution is postponed to await this Court’s decision on the merits. This conclusion comports with the stay orders pending appeal entered by this Court in DeBoer and Tanco, and by Western District of Kentucky Judge Heyburn in Bourke. But, since those stay orders prohibited the issuance of SSM licenses or recognition of same-sex “marriage” in their entirety, the potential purported harm to Plaintiffs here is far less. In stark contrast, Davis faces significant, irrevocable, and irreversible harm if she is forced to authorize and approve even one SSM license with her name on it, against her religious conscience, for “it is well-settled that ‘loss of First Amendment freedoms, for even minimal periods of time, unquestionably constitutes irreparable injury.’”

Not the continued use of “marriage” scare quotes. (Tipped by JMG reader Rob)

  • Ah, but our freedom to marry and its loss doesn’t contribute to irreparable injury?

    #WENCH

    • vorpal

      Of course not. Gay people don’t have feelings or souls: just an evil Satanic black sludge that the organ that sits where our hearts would be oozes through the equivalent of our veins to nourish the demons that have taken refuge in us.

    • JW Swift

      Eh, if it does, it doesn’t matter as much as her pearl-clutching, obvs.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Ohh! Me first!

    BULLSHIT!

    • Gigi

      Hey Janice. I’m from Toronto too!

  • BobSF_94117

    The thread title is misleading. She’s not arguing about having to sign anything. Her name appears on the form as it is printed. There’s no signing.

    • John30013

      And for this reason she is also forbidding anyone in her office from issuing marriage licenses to the icky gays, even though there are willing employees. Just how far do her religious “rights” extend over neutral administrative government operations?

      • Octavio

        From sea to shining sea, apparently.

  • Matt

    Why do all these fake Christian women have such horrible hair? Didn’t Jesus like conditioner?

    • Bj Lincoln

      All those years of hair spray making big hair has taken it’s toll.
      I guess they only have gay men in the beauty shops and no good christian women would ever allow a gay man to touch their hair.

      • medaka

        Touch? Her? Hair?

        Hahahahahaha!

      • geoffalnutt

        Oh, I’d “touch” it, alright…with a lit match.

        • CPT_Doom

          Please no, the resulting environmental disaster would make the China cyanide explosions look like a fire cracker going off.

  • Gigi

    She’s been married FOUR TIMES! How much more harm could be done to her than she’s already done to herself?

    • BobSF_94117

      I would assume any harm done was to the ex spouses.

      • Gigi

        You mean her cousins.

  • oikos

    There is a simple solution: Kim (married 4 times) Davis can quit and she will never have to worry about it harming her. Meanwhile American citizens are being denied their civil and constitutional rights and are being irreparably harmed.

    • GayOldLady

      I wonder if Kim was done “irrevocable and irreversible harm” when she violated the biblical admonition concerning divorce & remarriage 4 times?

      • vorpal

        Ssssshhhhh… that part of the bible doesn’t count, because it’s inconvenient.

        • oikos

          Would you like some bacon wrapped shrimp?

          • Herald

            I am sure she would!

          • oikos

            If she gets to it first, there will be none left for the rest of us.

          • vorpal

            Don’t promise delicious meat unless you plan on delivering.

          • kevin vincent

            Speaking of yummy bacon I have one thing I seriously love even if it sounds gross! Wrap oysters in bacon and then fry them! Very, very good!

          • vorpal

            I haven’t had it, but that doesn’t sound gross in the slightest… although I have never had a cooked oyster before – only raw, fresh ones!

          • kevin vincent

            Mostly get the ones from the local dollar store but yeah they are really yummy! Haven’t had them in a long time though

          • TJNola

            It’s a classic New Orleans dish, guys: oysters en brochette.

          • charliebkk

            Thank you, beat me to it. And now I am really hungry! Galitoire’s anyone?

          • Dean Dake

            Oh yeah! I can taste the salty and smokey flavor mixing with the oysters now. Then the added texture of the bacon with the softness of the oyesyers. Hmmmmmm

          • Gregory Joseph Lawless

            That’s what SHE said.

        • GC

          Then again, none of it counts, except for whatever parts individuals might choose to reflect on / be inspired by / follow for themselves. It has no special standing in our society and in our government, based not on Christianity but on “the consent of the governed”, meaning people of many religions and of no religion.

          Even devout “the Bible is the direct, inerrant Word of God” folks will recognize that certain things approved and commanded in it are objectively and profoundly immoral — they’ll jump through hoops to tell us “No, that was metaphor” or “No, this is what God really meant” or “That was for a specific society at a specific time, not for us today.” If the Bible itself gives no indication of which is which, and if its god isn’t helping us any with a clear, unambiguous errata sheet or sequel or rewrite, it’s useless as a supposed moral authority.

          [ETA] p.s. – Worth a look: the Rev. James Huber’s “Questions for Bible-Thumpers”: http://www.jhuger.com/questions-for-bible-thumpers

          • vorpal

            1. Why do you hate god?
            2. You know in your heart of hearts that god exists, or you wouldn’t spend soooo much time talking about Christianity! You just want to deny his existence because you prefer to worship your SIN over your creator!
            3. Stop shoving your atheism down our throats!
            4. The bible is crystal clear and the literal word of god… except when it is symbolic / metaphorical, and it’s crystal clear when one is the case and not the other!
            5. The US was founded on Christian morals!
            6. Atheism is a religion and your god is yourself and you believe in logic and science which are MAN MADE!!!
            7. If evil-ution was real, then WHY ARE THEIR STILL MONKEES, GC??? HUH???
            8. Anyone who doesn’t realize that this was all sarcasm needs help.

          • GC

            Why do you hate the tooth fairy? 🙂

            Thanks for the laugh!

            It says something that sarcasm and parody of fundamentalist batshittery are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. I’ve seen from your previous posts how much respect you (don’t) have for right-wing Christianity. If this had come from a new commenter, without #8, it would have looked just like a sincere Christianist response!

            (More Jim Huber, for anyone who hasn’t seen it: his short and sweet rebuttal to the “Christian nation” myth: http://www.jhuger.com/christian-nation )

          • vorpal

            I hate the tooth fairy because I keep telling him to lay off with the teeth, but he doesn’t take instruction well :(.

          • GC

            BTW, bonobos and their casual, promiscuous “make love, not war” behavior are an example of Natural Law — not “MAN MADE!!!” We should heed and follow that example!

            (Not to mention homosexuality and bisexuality being observed in some 1500 species, while churches and preachers and bible-thumpers are clearly UNnatural!)

          • vorpal

            Ya well MUNKYS fling there own POO r u saying we should also throw our POO at each other to???

          • GC

            Flush toilets are NOWHERE in the Bible. They’re UNNATURAL! Every time we “civilized” people do our business at the porcelain throne and just flush it away, as if it never happened, we are DEFYING the WORD of GOD!!

            The Bible does say that soldiers should dig before pooping outside their camp, and cover it up. (Deuteronomy 23:10,13-15) That spawned lots of good discussion a day ago, including D.J.’s observation that evidently “Gawd is a cat.”
            http://www.joemygod.com/2015/08/19/illinois-angry-god-sends-tornado-to-shut-down-fundraiser-for-scott-lively-and-porno-pete/#comment-2202772253

          • vorpal

            That’s no problem for right-wing Christians!
            They love to roll around in their disgusting shit and then fling it at anyone who makes the mistake of wandering near them, just as their god intended!

            (And that is why there are still monkeys like Pat Robertson, of course.)

            If there was a god, clearly it would be a cat :-).

          • GC
          • vorpal

            Well, that seems accurate to me, both in terms of cats and god.

          • GC

            “Thousands of years ago, Egyptians worshipped cats. Cats have never forgotten this.”

          • vorpal

            I would say that Egyptians were on to something, but little has changed in those few thousand years, at least judging by my household.

            Cats, however, know their place :-).

          • Traxley Launderette

            Hey, if you’re into scat play, who am I to judge?

            Different strokes, man.

          • GC

            Part of being civilized is recognizing the difference between “Not for me, thank you!” and the much rarer and more considered “Nobody should do that! (And here’s why.)”

            Eating pizza with pineapple, Spam, and M&Ms, or eating chocolate-covered garlic, or the bacon-wrapped shrimp that violates a couple of well-known religious rulebooks, is qualitatively different from stealing, rape, or murder.

          • wylekat

            You didn’t watch the GOP debates, did you?

          • arggggg!

            Well, it must be the newbigthang, just look at tRump!

          • vorpal

            (These are seriously the arguments that I hear in response to refutations like the one you posted here, and delivered in a similar grammatical style. I just cannot wrap my head around the fact that people can be so profoundly stupid and poorly trained in rational thought and logic… how one can go through life like that and still consider their opinion worth the time it takes to type it amazes me.)

          • Todd20036

            I recognize that it’s sarcasm. But I still need help.
            Just saying.

          • Douglas E. Berry

            You had me until #4.

          • wylekat

            #7: Not too many Monkees left. I know Davey Jones died…

      • Blackfork

        Even aside from her using her religiosity as a basis for denial of the civil duties she’s paid from her county’s tax coffers to perform, the fact she’s been divorced and remarried so many times speaks volumes about her character.

        • Chucktech

          It does, and she should be GRILLED about it in court. Why are four divorces not an abomination in her false dead god’s eyes, but a SSM license is?

          • SammySeattle

            Because, as she answered in court regarding divorced persons: “That’s between them and god.”
            For gay persons it’s between them and Ms. Davis.

          • Chucktech

            Tell it to the judge.

          • GC

            Any god who’d allow people to be born gay, and then tell them “No, you may not have the kind of deep, fulfilling relationships and intimacy that straight people take for granted; and if you try I’ll burn and torture you forever” would be a sadistic monster, a psychopathic cosmic bully. Such a god would not deserve genuine respect or worship.

          • vorpal

            There’s an easy solution to that:

            Just scream, really loudly and preferably in a place where it will elicit an emotional response like at a gay pride event, “HOMOSEXUALITY IS A CHOICE!”

            And then before anyone can respond, place your hands over your ears, close your eyes, and start yelling, “NANANANANA NOTTTTT LISSSSTENNNING!”

          • Reality.Bites

            You’ve just described their god though. The old testament proves that’s exactly how they conceive him.

          • Glenn Wright

            Please correct your next to last word.
            Conceive = get pregnant.
            I think you meant “…how they see him.”
            see = perceive, also = understand

          • Ted Govostis

            He’s imaginary, conceive would be the right word.Conceive can also mean to create an idea.

          • Glenn Wright

            I forgot ideas are also conceived! Sorry ’bout that. “(

        • Greg B.

          More importantly, it speaks volumes about just how deeply-held her beliefs in the so-called sanctity of marriage are. Answer: not very. And any reasonable judge will be able to see that.

      • oikos

        I’ll bet her husbands were.

      • PTBoat

        Every single time that she has sex with her husband, she is committing adultery. But, she won’t believe it.

      • RT Kraken

        The only parts of Leviticus that are still valid are those passages which affect other people that Kim already hates.

    • Mark

      I’m gonna invoke Spock: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of one stupid, selfish bitch.” I’m sure that’s what he said….implied…meant….

      • oikos

        “Mr Spock, transport her into space, wide dispersal.”

        • Robert Scheffel

          I think Mr. Sulu would be a better choice for this task!

          • oikos

            As long as one of them does it.

        • wylekat

          “Too late, Captain. I kicked her lardy ass into an airlock, and hit ‘Flush'”.

      • clay

        Spock was quoting Bentham, founder of Utilitarianism, the single most widely corresponding thinker during the Enlightenment, largely ignored today.

    • GayOldLady

      I also wonder if Kim has any problem with serving County Court Clerk customers who don’t share her religious beliefs? How about Jews, who don’t believe in her Jesus and won’t experience a Christian marriage. Does serving them cause her “irrevocable and irreversible damage”? How about Atheists?

      • Bad Tom

        Her irrevocable and irreversible damage is extremely selective. It was harvested with a cherry picker.

        • Ron Robertson

          More like tweezers.

      • Nick in Pasadena

        Unfortunately, unlike Jews and atheists, gays are still a Christianist-Approved (TM) target of open and public bigotry.

        • Crazy Russian

          They stopped talking shit about atheists? I never got the memo.

    • Sk3ptic

      Her argument makes her a grade-A selfish bitch. If her tender emotions can’t handle the horrific rigors of signing a marriage certificate, she needs waaaaay more than legal counsel.

      • Sk3ptic

        But you know what? I’m willing to risk her “irreversible harm” to see what happens when she’s forced to sign.

        • Chucktech

          Maybe she’ll suddenly burst into flames or sprout devil horns or cloven feet?

          • Bad Tom

            I would gladly pay to see that.

      • clay

        And she’s not signing a marriage certificate; she’s not being asked to officiate anyone’s wedding. She is expected to determine if “the requirements of the law have been complied with”. Not if they should be wed, are wed, will be wed, but if the state allows them to be wed, that’s all her signature means.

    • ScottJL

      But hell, she’s making ~$90k in bumble-fuck-tucky. She’ll suffer irreversible harm if she loses her paycheck!

      • oikos

        Maybe jeebus can make up the shortfall for her.

        • ScottJL

          If not suckers on gofundme (and the like) will!

          • oikos

            She’ll have to use the RW sites. GoFundMe will not allow accoutns for those in violation of the law or who have committed a crime. Let’s see how fast Liburty Counsil disappears when she loses.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            Liberty Counsel will hang onto her long after they lose her case, cuz this poor persecuted bible-thumper bitch’s face on their money-begs will still get their followers to pull out their credit cards.s

          • ScottJL

            Oh LC doesn’t really give a shit if she wins or loses, they just want their name out there so the donation$ keep coming in.

          • ScottJL

            yeah, why i said “(and the like)”. i know there are those x-tian fundraising sites out there too now because no one else wants to handle their crap, plus they get a nice slice of the pie!

          • oikos

            I think they get most of the pie. For jeebus of course.

    • Curious Minds

      Has Roger Gannam (the lawyer for Kim Davis) been identified as one of the clients of Ashley Madison?

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        I thought he was Kim’s next ex-husband.

        • clay

          She’s got the hair for it.

      • oikos

        I don’t know. Other than Josh Duggar, I have not heard of any other names released yet.

        • Chucktech

          Oh, and what a juicy name that one is!

          • oikos

            Total silence from the Duggar klan and FRC. I would love to hear their conversations today. Happy damage control Thursday!

    • fuow

      Since when are we gays citizens? I thought we we demons from hell.

      • oikos

        Since June 26th. 🙂

    • clay

      Or she could actually read what her signature is standing for on those licenses.

    • scottrose

      ….

      • oikos

        Cantankerous Old Whale

  • MDB

    The plaintiffs and all others refused licenses and full recognition of their marriages, NOT their ‘gay marriages” – are the ones who are now suffering harm directly because of the defendant’s refusal to perform her civic duties. Her religious “special rights” end when she walks into the courthouse doors.

    * Edit – and everyone IS irreparably harmed from mental anguish every time they enter her office and have to gaze upon her fugliness

    • oikos

      My eyes hurt each time Joe posts her photo.

      • SockMikey

        Her’s and Ann Coulter’s.

        • vorpal

          Maggie Gallagher :(.

          • RobynWatts

            I can top all of you…..Phyllis Schlafly.

          • MDB

            I’ll see your Maggie, and raise you one Gina Miller… your most bestest favoritest person on earth !!!

          • vorpal

            Speaking of which, I haven’t seen or heard anything from Goona in quite some time! I wonder where she has been?

            No mention of here anywhere on BarbWire, WND, or RightWingWatch!

            Perhaps she spontaneously combusted from so much white hot auntie-librul homofascist rage?

          • MDB

            I posted a portrait of my little family, now with me as the sole survivor, over on the Furry friends thread. I trust all is well with yours ! 🙂

          • vorpal

            Ooooh!
            =scampering off to check=

      • KCMC

        must the reading public suffer this only one other outfit?
        Even in Teabilly KY, no professional dress expectation of elected officials?

        • oikos

          When Zayre’s was closing, she bought all of the 4 that were left.

          • Webslinger

            HOW DARE YOU disrespect Zayre…they are innocent in this exchange….

          • oikos

            They are defunct so I don’t think they’ll mind too much. :))

          • Webslinger

            oh the memories of back to school shopping there in Chicago…

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnzUNybEzXc

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            Bought? She waited for them by the dumpster.

        • lymis

          I think she’s proven we can expect nothing resembling professionalism from her.

    • Ron Robertson

      She’s so despicable it makes it near impossible not to use the perfectly descriptive (in this case) 4-letter work to characterize her.

    • clay

      Half of the couples suing her are mixed-sex couples. So she’s also claiming she’s incapable of determining if those couples have complied with state law.

  • Robincho

    If Quim Davis doesn’t take a hike real soon, I’M gunna suffer irreversible harm…

  • Reality.Bites

    Someone with celiac disease (inability to tolerate gluten for real) may well suffer irreversible harm if forced to work in a bakery that makes products with wheat flour.

    The solution is that they can’t work in such an environment, not that the bakery has to switch to making gluten-free products.

    • vorpal

      Excellent analogy.
      The only thing I’d point out is that Kim Davis’ hypocritical issues have been deliberately chosen.

      I like to tell these whiny bitches that while they are free to believe as they see fit, they need to take responsibility for their religious lifestyle choices and cannot expect the world to cater to them.

      My dietary choices prevent me from being an effective firefighter, but you don’t see me throwing a hissy fit and demanding that I be allowed to be a firefighter on my own terms.

      • Reality.Bites

        You can be a firefighter any time you want in my bedroom.

  • pj

    august 31 cant come soon enough….

  • Webslinger

    If you are a state and/or federal worker and religion conflicts or personal values clash with the Constitution (either state or federal level) on issues that you are required to uphold then you have two choices:

    1. Do your job, smile (or not) and get paid but keep your mouth shut

    2. Relinquish your job immediately

    This is really not that hard.

    Edit: This is akin to an atheist (such as myself) demanding their own money be printed for the words “In God We Trust” be removed…it is simply ridiculous and self-congratulatory

  • bkmn

    The famewhore knows that when this is over her 15 minutes are done.

    • Duh-David

      Was it Andy Warhol who said, “In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen cents?”

  • LonelyLiberal

    I’m going to presume she has severe, inoperable carpal tunnel syndrome and is incapable of signing any license. In which case she needs to resign her office and a special election (or appointment by a higher up) needs to happen.

    • David Walker

      She signs the license? Aren’t there machines that do that? Maybe the county can’t afford that, but they CAN afford her legal shit and the reputation she’s heaping on them? Got it.

    • Chucktech

      Nope. Totally reversible.

  • crewman

    She chose her religion. Within that religion she chose what to believe.

    She chose her job. She chose to interpret performing the duties of her job as a reflection of her beliefs.

    Those are all choices she’s free to make (even if they are arguably bad choices). However, she is not entitled to choose what the defacto laws of her county are.

  • motordog

    After the last Trump story, I have no energy for this shitbag. Fuck you, Kim…just…fuck you…

    • bambinoitaliano

      4 husbands is a tell tale sign of someone who is not fuckable.

      • vorpal

        I’m not 100% sure, but I think it was three husbands with a repeat on one of them.

        She’s so fond of marriages that she wants to keep them all for herself.

        • bambinoitaliano

          Figure one of them would be a slow learner. Or during the first marriage the husband try to cheat on her on Ashley Madison to be met with a cheating Kim.

  • HZ81

    Fire this asshole already.

  • David in Palm Springs

    I’m fairly certain that other citizens’ civil rights trump the hurt feelings of an anti-gay religious hate monger — who obviously doesn’t give a shit about the sanctity of marriage based on the number of till-death-do-us-part husbands she’s had.

    • David Walker

      Maybe she stopped that “till death do us part” bit with husband #3. Then again, maybe not. There’s not much of the realist about her.

      • LonelyLiberal

        “Till you realize what an intransigent, obnoxious cow I am and divorce me.”

        • David Walker

          Oooh. New liturgy!

  • Michael Hampton

    Hasn’t she already suffered irreversible harm? I mean, she was born with that face and that body and that personality. I mean, it’s a total tear down.

    • HadenoughBS

      Yet she has been able to snare – as of today – four, count ’em, four different males as husbands (if for only a limited amount of time each)! Just what kind of men must they be to marry…HER???

      • Goodboy

        Probably why none of them has chimed in. Just like Maggie Gallagher’s missing husband. I’d be super embarrassed too saying I was ever hitched to that.

        • HadenoughBS

          Hence the immense popularity of cheating websites like the now hacked client list-exposed Ashley Madison,

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          They’re unable to comment at the moment because she buried them under her pie plant patch.

          • Bad Tom

            So, it was until death do we part…

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Rowan County sounds like the Promised Land for desperate single women. Apparently the men there will marry anything.

      • Michael Hampton

        They must get their sight and hearing back at some point.

      • sfbob

        Actually only THREE different men. She’s currently married to one of her previous husbands. She gets to exercise sellers’ remorse but we get no rights.

      • trouble94114

        broke with no marketable skills maybe?

    • clay

      No, she wasn’t born with them. She worked hard to develop them. So much the worse for her (and us).

    • fuzzybits

      Not even sure the property brothers could do anything with that.

  • sw42

    Quit. Your. Fucking. Job.

    Also, the use of the word marriage in quotes deserves a huge-ass smackdown for contempt of court.

    • vorpal

      I think the use of quotes around “significant irreversible harm”, on the other hand, are a perfect application.

  • Bj Lincoln

    Please describe exactly what that harm to her is because hurt feelings do NOT qualify.

    • Snarkaholic

      She’s already going to hell anyway (for her multiple marriages), so…

      • Gustav2

        but…but…but she stood in front of the whole church, asked for for and received forgiveness, She can’t do that for the gay thing.

        • Snarkaholic

          Is she secretly gay? It would explain why she hates us so much, and also why her (obviously desperate) husbands keep leaving her…because she won’t put out (since she prefers ‘Tuna Town’ to ‘Sausage City’).

      • vorpal

        I think we need a campaign by couples (regardless of orientation) going to the office and demanding enough respect that someone other than Kim Davis issue the marriage license because her personal life is a gross mockery of the entire institution.

        • Bj Lincoln

          I think that is a great idea.

    • clay

      I’m not even willing to give her “hurt feelings”. They haven’t identified ANY loss for her, not even hurt feeelings.

  • MBear

    if her values are against the constitution, she should leave the country.
    I’d suggest Uganda

  • bkmn

    Irreversible harm = becoming human.

    • Gustav2

      Irreversible harm = becoming an American…human is too much to ask.

  • Michael Rush

    she best resign from her job before any
    “ Irreversible Harm ” comes her way .
    ( this dim blob makes $80,000.00 a year ! )

    • Mark

      On that salary, you’d think she could at least afford a bottle of conditioner, er, a truckload.

  • Steverino

    “Liberty Counsel” is neither. She’ll lose.

  • barrixines

    She couldn’t possibly suffer any more harm than her stylist has already inflicted.

    (I’ve had a drink since that fucking horrible story about the homeless man and back to laughing at these cartoon villains)

    • Tor

      That would be “stylist.”

    • Chucktech

      That damage, though, is totally reversible. She can always have work done…

  • GayOldLady

    “In stark contrast, Davis faces significant, irrevocable, and irreversible harm if she is forced to authorize and approve even one SSM license with her name on it, against her religious conscience, for “it is well-settled that ‘loss of First Amendment freedoms, for even minimal periods of time, unquestionably constitutes irreparable injury.’”

    Wow, who knew you could squeeze so much bullshit into one sentence.

  • geoffalnutt

    Hate to say it, but she could do with a little “irreversible harm” right about now…for instance: being kissed on her forehead…by a high-speed bus.

  • Jeffg166

    I’m going to announce at work I can’t do my job because it will do me irriversible harm. I’ll still collect my paycheck and benefits. Surely I won’t be fired.

  • medaka

    Irreversilbe Assholism is more like it. Convict her!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZSFddbJXPI

    • Octavio

      My favorite Divine quote, “There are two kinds of people in the world: my kind of people . . . and assholes.”

      Just as true today as it was in 1973.

  • wmforr

    Yeah, sure. Her Merciful Gawd is going to send her to Hell for filing government paperwork. Jesus ate with tax collectors, representatives of the Roman government. Read your Bible, serial monogamist!

  • bambinoitaliano

    4 times married Kim already cause irreversible harm merely being elected to the office. Why no judges is poking at her marital status? At least order her for psychiatric evaluation whether such harm she claimed allow her continue to serve the people in her county.

  • KentDean

    In stark contrast, Davis faces “significant,” “irrevocable,” and “irreversible” “harm” if she is forced to authorize and approve even one marriage license with her name on it, against her “religious” “conscience.”

    There. Fixed it.

    • Stev84

      allegedly

    • clay

      What if she’s forced to authorize them, but NOT approve them? There’s a real good reason LC used “and”, rather than “or”.

  • David Walker

    May we assume she is wearing her court couture?

    • KCMC

      so many tailored professional wardrobe missed opportunities.

    • Lauchlan Bernard-Christopher M

      They’s her prayin’ an’ fastin’ weeds

  • Christopher

    Uh,

  • RobynWatts

    Yep, and the “irreversible harm” would be that she would have to get off of her 4 time divorced ass and do her job, instead of wasting taxpayers money on being a professional victim. Fuck her religion!

  • Stev84

    Religion already did irreparable harm to her sanity.

  • Blake Mason

    “significant irreversible harm”… Is that code for “She will descend into the eternal inferno hell.”?

  • Dramphooey

    Irreversible harm is stealing someone’s beloved pet.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Clearly now it’s a personal issue, perhaps indefinite leaves until she remedy her disease. In the meantime the government shall continue to operate with or without her. Is there no lawyer there to question this claim? Just because the governor is sick does not mean the whole state has to stop operating.

  • VicGA

    If these feelings are so ingrained that going against them will cause irreparably harm, then her religion isn’t a normal religion but a cult. And some fundamental ones are just that. Everything must go thru the pastor.

  • TexPlant

    four marriages didn’t seem to cause her any harm.

    Well, seems her only option is to find another means of employment.

  • Irreparable harm? I thought she had Jebus on her side. I guess her Jebus ain’t good fer shit.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Significant, irrevocable, and irreversible harm?
    Kim is suffering from congenital butthurt?

    • RoFaWh

      No. It’s Liberty “Counsel” standing there without a single viable argument, causing them to parrot random legal phrases and see if anyone falls for the gimmick.

      That “argument” is so thin that the judges are going to laugh so hard they’ll piss their pants. I hope Liberty “Counsel” (and their employer, Miss Kim) have to pay for having the judicial trousers and robes cleaned of urine stains.

      • David Walker

        And also for mending the tears on their trousers because this is a real knee slapper (and/or thigh slapper).

      • Chucktech

        I should hope no judge finds the first goddam thing funny about it. I hope it makes them angry, actually.

  • Robert Flanagan

    If she cannot do the job she was hired to do, for whatever reason, she should lose her job. Has nothing to do with her religion.

  • Greg B.

    LOL! If you’re going to test that argument in court, you might want to find a plaintiff who hasn’t been divorced three times.

    • Just think of the irreparable harm her quiverful of ex husbands must suffer. (Eta: of couse, I’m sure they must be prizes themselves.)

  • Phil B.

    Well then obviously she needs to resign for her own good.

    • RCQ_92130

      OMG, I am SOOO shocked to see you are a local infestation of JoeMyGod

  • Lauchlan Bernard-Christopher M

    I’m bemused as to what “irreversible harm” doing the job she’s paid for will do?
    Cant be physical :- nobody ever suffered total irreversible organ failure when issuing a marriage licence to gays , nor did their legs drop off!
    Could it be psychological? Sofar as to my knowledge nobody doing her type of job has needed deep counselling therapy, xanax , or even needed the clutching pearls and fainting couch to be on standby
    Well here goes , last try :- could it be Spiritual irreversible harm ? Mmmmm very difficult to prove in a Civil Court especially as this woman has been divorced thrice and turned nary a hair after each one!
    So there you go Liberty Council back to your dunghill of useless excuses.
    Oh and by the way :- why isnt the serious case of nepotism in Public Office being investigated? i.e her mommy used to do this job before Kimmy took over, and now her son works in the same office !

  • AtticusP

    If the license can’t be writ
    Then Kim must quit.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Your honor Miss Davis refuse to issue marriage license to same sex couple on the ground of her own religious beliefs. Yet she is a repeated offender of the same violation she cited by marrying four times. By the same token, shouldn’t Miss Davis recuse herself from issuing any future marriage license regardless of the sexual orientation since she clearly violated the religious rights of other christians?

    • Ben in Oakland

      Very good point. She might get her sinner cooties on their marriage vows.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Agreed. And she should also recuse herself from the county payroll.

  • KQCA

    Aside from the premise, I find this a very interesting case study of how our system works and how it is often manipulated. I am looking forward to seeing how it unfolds, and how the constitution will be interpreted when weighing beliefs that discriminate against some citizens “on religious grounds” against fundamental human rights for all.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Significant, irrevocable, and irreversible harm?

    Can I use this to get out of Jury duty next week? (the stress and all)
    No?? Only applies to Christoids?
    Harrumph!

  • bryan

    If the ‘harm’ is to her soul : She should be required to prove that she has a soul. Because “significant irreversible harm”, in this case, appears to be “significant invisible harm”.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      … or just the obstinate refusal of an insignificant, irredeemable, smarmy bitch to comply with the law.

    • Mark

      I wonder if you held up a mirror if her reflection would be in it??

  • MarkOH

    “Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis will
    suffer “significant irreversible harm” if she’s forced to sign a single
    same-sex marriage license”

    To quote John Irving: “He said the only word other than his name that I ever heard him utter. He said, “good.””

  • douglas

    The kkkristians like to use the Christian bible to justify their hatred. Their Christ should turn them into kitchen condiments for perverting His message.

    • Ben in Oakland

      I’m not sprinkling any of THAT on my chicken sandwich.

      • Mark

        Nor on my green chile cheeseburger!!

        • David Walker

          With greasy fries?

          • Mark

            Sweet tater fries! Dang, they’re good!!!!

          • David Walker

            And you live where?

          • Mark

            New Mexico….

          • David Walker

            Drat.

          • MDB

            Mark lives just a few miles up the road from me.

          • David Walker

            Double drat.

        • MDB

          Blake’s green-chile cheesebuger, mmmmmm.

          * The pic of your pooch Kirbster was sweet !

          • Mark

            Thanks! Quite a little firebrand when he wants to be!

            The Santa Fe Bite for me – – formerly Bobcat Bite – –

  • canoebum

    This is the “I’m gonna hold my breath until I turn blue” defense. She’s got nothing.

  • Ninja0980

    As others have said, if Kim Davis doesn’t want to do her job, then she can resign.

  • pleasebereasonable

    Irreversible harm…would that be eternal damnation, lol?

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Simple Logical Solution: Have all signatures applied electronically.
    Same as when you file your taxes using say, Turbotax.
    Kim is thus relieved of manually signing anything.
    (Though I personally hate to offer her any relief whatsoever.)

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      As long as she personally pays for purchase and maintenance of this otherwise unnecessary software and equipment. Why should the taxpayers subsidize her crackpot religious beliefs?

      • Downthread, Bob is saying that this is already the case.

        Any vouch for the veracity of this?

        • David Walker

          It’s such a standard practice, I can’t imagine her office doesn’t have one.

      • sfbob

        She no more hand-signs every marriage license than does the Secretary of the Treasury hand-sign every piece of printed currency.

    • David Walker

      Or probably on the judge’s divorce decrees.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Well, at the rate she is going through husbands, the county should definitely invest in the professional, industrial grade roboSignature machine.

    • oikos

      Even simpler is relieving Kim of her job, which she is being paid to not do.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Over 80K to do nothin’.
        Does she have no shame?

        • oikos

          I think we both know the answer to that. 🙂

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            Twas’ rhetorical, simply rhetorical.

          • oikos

            I know. 😉

    • Chucktech

      Fuck that. She should be made to break out her quill and inkwell and meticulously SIGN this particular license in her best calligraphy.

      • NowAnAgnostic

        Calligraphy? With her education, she thinks that is one of the Roman Caesars. 🙂

  • Rex

    This bitch is causing me “irreversible harm” just by having to hear about her constant whining. I’m consulting my lawyer! The last I hear of her won’t come soon enough.

  • LovesIrony

    do your fucking job or quit. It IS that fucking simple you fucking idiot.

    • It is that simple but they want special rights. Its why they call gay rights special rights, they project what they want onto others.

  • Greg B.

    Let’s talk about the irreversible harm caused to the couples whose constitutional rights she’s violating. Let’s take that (actual) harm and her (claimed) harm and place each of them on the scales of justice.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      At this rate, they will have been waiting for their marriage license longer than any of her multiple, (but oh-so-biblical) marriages have lasted.

  • Taylor

    So, no law can be passed, if that law violates the religious beliefs of people who voluntarily, run for office, who know full well that the laws may change, which might violate their religious beliefs?

    If this bitch was forced to be the County Clerk, she might have a point.

  • delk

    Davis faces significant, irrevocable, and irreversible harm if she is forced to authorize and approve even one SSM license with her name on it
    Do you honestly think any of us give a fuck?

  • Gerry Panzica

    then she needs to get a NEW JOB!!!! She can not perform this one!!!!

  • lymis

    Someone – are you listening, judges? – needs to make it clear that signing a marriage license is merely stating that you’ve verified their documentation and eligibility. You are not “approving” their marriage in the sense of granting them any rights at all. You’re a witness and a functionary, not a monarch dispensing lands and titles.

    Signing it is not participating in their marriage. It’s not making the choice of whether they are allowed to do it or not. It’s not hers to withhold, so granting it doesn’t impact her religious beliefs at all. Nobody is preventing her from disapproving. But the choice of whether to allow the marriage is not hers to make.

    • clay

      The judge did point that out. But Liberty Counsel isn’t going to let anyone know that.

  • j.martindale

    She won’t say why giving licenses to rapists, to divorcees, shrimp eaters, and to all the rest of those “sinner” doesn’t do her irreparable harm. She claims that is “Between them and their God.” But she evidently has to play God for some reason when it comes to marrying gays. Fuckin’ hypocrite/bigot/liar!

    • Chucktech

      And this should all be fleshed out in a court of law.

  • Ninja0980

    In the past few years, parts of my husband’s, sister’s, best friend’s and mine jobs have changed.
    These new elements of our jobs were NOT there when we first started.
    Did we whine and complain about it?
    Nope, because if we did we would have been fired.
    We sucked it up and realize that with any jobs, part of it can change.
    That is something Kim refuses to do.
    If she can’t accept the fact that same sex couples can now get licenses, she needs resign, simple as that.

  • Bill Harnsberger

    What…does she have carpal tunnel syndrome? That’s reversible.

  • Kim Davis’ attorneys have argued that because the plaintiffs have had to drive to court farther than they would have to drive to go to another county clerk, they aren’t being damaged.

    But what about future couples who don’t have the means to travel? Why should they endure an unnecessary and potentially impossible expense? And if she’s granted the exemption, they would have to grant it to other clerks, too. What if every county clerk in Kentucky decided to claim a religious exemption? (And since it’s an elected office in Kentucky, look for billionaire RWNJs to bankroll the campaigns of fundamentalists just so they’d do just that.)

    I can’t imagine the courts will grant her an exemption so sweeping that it covers her and her staff. They might allow her to delegate someone else to sign, but they’re not going to allow her entire office to be exempt.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    Then STEP ASIDE and let an actually qualified person take the job.

  • Cuberly

    Draaaaaaaag those billable hours out. And the county picks up the check. Kim gets on the christianist martyr three ring circus cross-country exploitarama martyr tour. Cha Ching! $$$$$$$

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZb8Qmt1ebs&index=18&list=PLnVlup3JePsZP6gl5Asvhc0c8YPmxh1pN

    • David Walker

      Excellent. So you have the Broadway gene, too.

      • Cuberly

        Guilty 😉

  • Jan Wesselius

    “Davis faces significant, irrevocable, and irreversible harm if she is forced to authorize and approve even one SSM license with her name on it, against her religious conscience, for “it is well-settled that ‘loss of First Amendment freedoms, for even minimal periods of time, unquestionably constitutes irreparable injury.’”
    It’s tough giving up being a bigot.

    • clay

      She still hasn’t said, nor has LC, how determining if the couples have complied with Kentucky state law, that’s the sum total of her signature is against her religion. She’s NOT approving their marriage with her signature; she’s NOT wedding them with her signature; she’s saying the STATE authorizes them.

      Or can’t she read the licenses she signs?

  • KQCA

    [RELIGIOUS INSANITY ALERT]

    From what I can tell in their statement, it sounds like “irreversible harm” is referring to the religious teaching that a Christian is held accountable for souls that she/he failed to “win to Christ” as well as the souls one may have “caused to fall away.”

    This means that, no matter how devout a Christian is and no matter how much one achieved for the good of the church and its cause, one may die and be turned away at the gates of heaven for failing to persuade (or force) someone else to become a Christian. Also, at “The Great Judgement Day,” devout Christians may be cast into a lake of fire for this reason.

    This is an irrational notion, but it is a belief strongly embedded in some varieties of evangelical, Pentecostal, fundamentalist, and charismatic denominations. It’s not usually printed in the church’s doctrinal statements, but it is drilled into parishioners’ brains from the pulpits, with impassioned warnings and threats and graphic descriptions of eternal hell fire.

    If I fail to persuade you to become a Christian (“accept Christ as your personal lord and savior”) on the exact terms and by the identical definition and in agreement with the precise beliefs of my group’s doctrine, then your refusal has jeopardized my eternal destiny. If you are my relative, even my own child, I can redeem myself by severing ties with you and pledging my loyalty to my group.

    And if ever I say or do anything that causes a member of the group to be hurt or discouraged enough to leave the group, I will be held accountable with the possibility of an eternal sentence to hellfire instead of heaven.

    So the stakes are very, very high for these people, or so they believe. When they picket pride parades or encourage gay-bashings or mock mourners of a gay person’s suicide, they know they are not going to win anyone over; they’re simply trying to bolster their defense and cover their own asses for Judgement Day. They are reacting to a very real and intense fear of the eternal damnation of their own souls.

    I was raised in this craziness. I couldn’t count how many times I’ve been shown footage of Hawaiian lava flows while a fire-and-brimstone preacher SCREAMED narration over a distorting public address system, spewing God’s warnings to Christians about this, giving us explicit detail about the pain of flesh burning from the bone with no death to bring relief. And it was promised to be eternal torment, from a God who is to be feared.

    This woman and her ilk believe they are honestly and sincerely, in their own minds, literally fighting for their very souls.

    Okay, so these folks believe this. That’s fine, but it’s going to be interesting to see how the US Constitution protects their religious practices yet protects citizens from these people’s discrimination against others.

    • clay

      Yeah, like refusing to do your legal work for us is going to win us over?
      They are fire-and-brimstone Christians and we are not, because they’re the only ones fire-and-brimstone works on. They aren’t even self-reflective enough to select effective evangelistic techniques.

      • KQCA

        Clay, don’t try to make sense of it; your head will explode.

        She’s not interested in winning anyone over. By refusing to sign same-sex marriage licenses, she is, under that belief, protecting her soul from possible damnation. If she “took part in our sin” then she could be sentenced to eternal hell for it, no matter how devout she lived the rest of her life.

        I know, it’s absolute insanity. Folks in that belief system are not a fit for any job dealing with the public.

        • KQCA

          (No wonder I’ve been in and out of therapy all my life!)

          • KQCA

            This scripture is usually referenced to support this belief:

            “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we
            not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast
            out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

            And then will I profess unto them, I never knew
            you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

            -KJV Matthew 7: 22-24

        • clay

          Signing the marriage license isn’t “taking part in our sin”. It’s saying that the state is.

          And my head is plenty thick; it can do lot of pounding before it explodes, thank you. ;=)

          • KQCA

            LOL.. 😉
            Yea, my point is, THEY believe they are “taking part in our sin” and they will be judged and held accountable for it.

            It is THEIR belief. It has nothing to do with facts or reality.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      WOW! Their invisible, mythological, make believe, sky daddy sounds like a real dick.

      • KQCA

        ….and he loves you!

        LOL

  • brian

    It’s a federal offense — Throw her in Jail. They put people in Jail for less — she needs to serve time and maybe her Pastor can get her out of jail for being so rightness after 4 marriages .

  • That’s a lot of “hair gel” on that fellers head.

  • Princess Lardass

    Feels like I’m suffering irreversible harm by reading this drawn out idiocy. No “Buffoonery” tag on this post?

  • KCMC

    while actual mortal harm continues, 17th trans woman of color killed this year.
    kctv5.com/clip/11774826/transgender-community-reacts-to-murder-of-transgender-woman
    KC news reported gender responsibly.

  • TheManicMechanic

    The “irreversible harm” occurred when you picked your favorite version of Jesus from the idiot basket long ago. “Harm” does not include no longer being a special little snowflake that gets whatever they want because Jesus.

    • KQCA

      Worth repeating, worthy of framing.

      • TheManicMechanic

        Verra nize! I’m flattered! 😉

  • amati1684

    Well, if there’s anything this woman knows how to do, it’s sign a marriage license…
    she probably got the job on her experience alone.

  • Secure

    Fire her now.

  • Well if it would cause her that much harm I have good news for her, she could always resign her position and then she wouldn’t ever need to worry about it. Indeed that’s the proper resolution, if your faith prevents you from doing your Job then you step down, the last thing we need is a special right to keep ones Job while refusing to do it.

    As to the use of marriage is scare quotes, putting that in an official legal document should automatically discount its validity.

    • Hue-Man

      I think she should join a convent – after she gets divorced again, of course!

  • Cosmo Tupper

    Hope it causes her to choke on her own self-righteousness.

  • Luther Kreiger

    Yes because making a single insane woman feel bad–not actually harming her in any measurable way, but only indulging her belief she’s being harmed by having to do her job due to her nonsensical beliefs–is far more “damaging” than denying people their already-judicially-confirmed rights.

    This would be funny if it wasn’t so blatantly disgusting. Christian privilege elevated to utterly ridiculous levels.

    (Edited to correct dumbness re: legislative vs. judicial, derp)

  • Rebecca Gardner

    significant irreversible harm. What form would that harm take? Will it make her cold, black, shriveled heart fill with love and joy for someone other than herself? Is that what she’s afraid of?

  • Where’s an Islamic couple when you need one?

    Really give her a hemorrhage.

  • nycmcmike

    One would think being a bigoted hate monger might cause irreversible harm but I guess not.

  • leastyebejudged

    THAT ship has sailed.

  • Rene Salinas

    Why hasn’t she been removed from office yet? I don’t understand how she can keep her post and not do her job.

    • Kentucky has to have the lawmakers show up and force her out.

      I doubt that’ll happen.

      • KQCA

        At first glance, I thought you said “Kentucky has to have the lawnmowers show up and force her out.”

        Which, actually, may be closer to what may need to happen….at least, in Kentucky.

  • SFBruce

    Yes, religious liberty is a core right in the Constitution. No, it isn’t absolute, nor is it a get out of jail free card.

    Can a lawyer say any load of crap, and not suffer some kind of consequence? The more I hear about Liberty Counsel the more loathsome they become.

  • SFBruce

    “Plaintiffs will not suffer irreparable and irreversible injury if resolution is postponed to await this Court’s decision on the merits.”

    The simple fact that all the plaintiffs are mortal means he can’t possibly know that. Davis seems to think she somehow owns this job, and can do it any way she pleases. I’d hope for jail time for her, if weren’t for the fact that right wingers would just use it to further her martyrdom. Oh wait……they already to that.

  • Those who insist on putting scare quotes around the word marriage clearly are not interested in having any serious conversation on the topic at hand, rather they just want to deny reality because it doesn’t fit with their ideology. These people don’t deserve serious consideration.

  • jomicur

    I’m beginning to suspect that the reason she’s fighting so hard not to sign marriage licenses is to cover up the fact that she can’t write at all.

    • GanymedeRenard

      She probably was homeschooled. By an illiterate parent.

  • gaymex

    She’s waiting for the martyr money to flow her way so she can finally add a sunroom to her doublewide.

  • TampaZeke

    If you can’t do your job then quit! It’s very simple.

    It’s curious how Republicans support a bosses right to fire a person (for any reason) who actually does their job but then they turn around and defend a person’s right to keep a job that they won’t do.

    • Gianni

      That is an excellent point and, appallingly, true!

  • Carl Smith

    All this nonsense is just to get her name out there: the Nature Conservancy is trying to decide if her vagina or Mrs. Duggar’s will become the worlds first mobile bat sanctuary.

    • matt n

      even with sonar they’d never find it under those folds of stomach fat

  • John Selig

    Will Clerk Kim Davis suffer irreversible harm if she signs a marriage license for somebody who is divorced? Will she suffer irreversible harm if she signs a marriage license for a woman who isn’t a virgin? If the answer isn’t yes then her stance isn’t based upon religious beliefs but purely on prejudice and hate. Throw her ass in jail!!!

  • sfbob

    She suffers “irrevocable harm” if she issues a marriage license to a couple legally entitled to receive one. Simple solution: resign. Clearly she’s incapable of doing her job without suffering some sort of “harm” to her tender sensibilities.

    • BudClark

      THAT battleship of a broad?

      SHIRLEY you jest!

  • Rene Salinas

    Why isn’t the media pointing out the hypocrisy of her being divorced 3 times and married 4 times?

  • DaveMiller135

    Then she absolutely MUST stop doing that job. Certainly she must stop getting in the way of that job getting done.

  • txscotty39

    Move over pope boy…………..we found someone more pious!

  • Spawn_of_Santa

    I want the judge to order her to sign the damned thing. I HOPE she’s harmed. I LIKE IT when evil people are harmed.

  • GanymedeRenard

    “(S)ignificant, irrevocable, and irreversible harm”? She already has that – it’s called permanent brain damage caused by religion.

  • Gianni

    I certainly don’t advocate or condone doing physical harm, but if any angry applicant reaches across the desk and punches her in the mouth, I wouldn’t feel the least bit sorry for her.

  • TexPlant

    She will suffer significant irreversible harm?? GOOD!!!

    • BudClark

      Maybe her hoo-hoo will fall out?

      Ker-SPLAT!

  • Ok, so she “truly” believes this will harm her. I think she’s wacked with a crazy stick, but thats beside the point. If she believes this will injure her, she needs to quit her job. Since she is “spiritually” unable to give marriage licenses same sex people, that is part and parcel of her job, her only way to save her soul is to quit. Of course all those licenses she signed for divorced folk, including herself has already doomed her to hell.

  • bdsmjack

    Fire the dumb box, already.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    She’s not signing them, they’re pre-printed. What a con game they have going on. If she can’t do her SWORN DUTY as County Clerk she needs to RESIGN. And of course her son can resign with her and they both find other “religious” jobs.

  • CB

    “I’m melting! I’m melting. Who would destroy my beautiful wickedness! What a world… What a world…”

  • Danny Gunter

    FIRE HER! If anyone else refused to do their job, they would fire you. This entire story is insane.

  • Geezus Christ

    It’s funny they don’t mention the “significant irreversible harm” done to the gay community by her hair and makeup stylists (not to mention her fashion designer.)

  • anne marie in philly

    what a crock of horseshit!

  • billbear1961

    Then, RESIGN!

    People aren’t required to pass a religious morality test when they request a marriage license. It isn’t a test you impose on ANYONE ELSE, you thrice-divorced, four-times-married ADULTERESS (what your own Lord and Saviour has to say about SINNERS like YOU).

    If people meet all the LEGAL requirements for a license, you HAND IT OVER.

    You don’t impose your own personal morality test on just ONE–or ANY–group of people you single out for your TWO-FACED disdain.

    Who the hell do you think you are, and how would YOU react if a government employee refused to serve YOU when you meet all the legal requirements for something you have a RIGHT to?

    “Go away, you adulterous WHORE! The Lord forbids me to serve such as you!! I’d suffer irreparable harm if I did!!”

  • D. J.

    Jeebus can save her from all her sins except signing off on marriage paperwork? I missed the thou shalt not sign off on routine paperwork commandment.

    • D. J.

      What evah would she have done if that nice GriftahStavah hadn’t shown up to save her soul from Eeternal damnation? (Along with his pro bono legal representation.)
      (Gurleen, remember, sometimes you get what you pay for….)
      PS: Might be time to do laundry……

  • Schlukitz

    I made this exact prediction, tongue-in-cheek, yesterday. Damned if I didn’t call it right!

    This whole thing is becoming a farce of the nnth magnitude. How long is this shit gonna go on before someone puts their foot down?

  • JT

    The “irreversible harm” is that she might get some “lurnin'”.

  • Mark

    In other words, the same folks who falsely and repeatedly accuse the President of being “lawless” (without factual basis) actually WANT this woman to BE lawless—literally—under threat of “irrevocable and irreversible harm.”

    Nothing hypocritical about that at all.

  • Traxley Launderette

    1. How can she possibly suffer further irreversible harm by continuing to appear in public with the same hairstyle she’s had since fourth grade?

    2. What is it with these d-level right-wing media whores and their over-groomed goatees? They let it get no longer than a #2 blade and shape it into a lopsided oval around their mouths. (Yeah, Todd Courser, I’m looking at you.) It doesn’t look manly, intimidating, or wise. It makes them look like they spent their lunch break rimming a mangy Sasquatch.

  • JCF
  • Denton Young

    The Liberty Counsel and Ms. Davis need to go to a doctor and have their brains surgically replaced with ones that actually work.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Long LONG past time for the governor to be brought before a Federal judge (he is named as a defendant) and asked what he intends to do to make sure the law is followed in Rowan County. (And strongly suggest the Governor sign off on these himself to provide immediate relief to the marriage applicants. He’ll “find religion” real fast.)

  • JBBelgium

    how much more Americas tax dollars will get wasted on this bigotry comedy. The law is not about your imaginary friends…do at home whatever you want and DO YOUR JOB! If not hit the road and stop whining.