KENTUCKY: Couple Turned Away By Kim Davis Marries

The Associated Press reports:

April Miller and Karen Roberts stood before a minister Saturday night, hand-in-hand, and said the two words they fought for months to exchange. “I will.” The people packed into the room around them jumped into a standing ovation. They all wore matching rainbow buttons that read #LoveWins. The couple, the first denied a license by Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, celebrated their wedding Saturday, capping a months-long saga that landed them in the middle of a national firestorm over religious freedom and civil rights. They laid out one rule for their guests: no one was to mention Davis. “This is about us and our wedding,” Roberts said. When the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage across the nation in June, Davis cited “God’s authority” and stopped issuing marriage licenses. Miller and Roberts, along with three other couples, filed a lawsuit against her.

The couple was represented by the ACLU.

  • FAEN

    Here we go again. This time throw that hypocritical faux Christian in jail and leave her there. If she wants so badly to be a martyr we should accommodate her.

    • Phil

      A martyr is someone who dies for their faith. Someone who is jailed for trying (unsuccessfully) to play god is an inmate.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        inpatient

      • Gianni

        True. However, a martyr is also described as someone who suffers greatly for their beliefs or one who seeks attention by pretending to suffer for their beliefs. Our Kim is a martyr of the worst kind. There is nothing to be applauded in her antics.

    • b

      Harming gay families, children and good people; where does that land you? I don’t want to know.

    • unsavedheathen

      Davis is a WalMartyr.

      • Todd20036

        NICE

      • Gianni

        😀

  • b

    Goodness not denied.)

  • Chucktech

    “They laid out one rule for their guests: no one was to mention Davis.”

    And, as we all passively abide that rule, we bid adieu to Kim Davis’s augmented 15 minutes of fame.

    Although I do still want to hear how she fares in her upcoming legal scuffles with the ACLU. I’m sure it won’t be pleasant for her. Good.

    • Silver Badger

      As we respect her deeply held religious beliefs, we must remember that Kim WALLACE is she who must not be named.

      • Gianni

        Also, She Who Must Not Be Obeyed!

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      Kim Davis and NOM are going to fare poorly. The NOM’s Kim Davis fundraiser has so far brought in a grand total $7528.50 Legal fees to defend her are probably going to be 10x that.

      • olandp

        The real issue isn’t Kimmy’s legal fees, they are covered by Liberty Council, but the fees for the plaintiff’s attorneys, for which Kimmy will be found to be responsible. Those fees will be far more than seven grand.

        • Balderdashing

          Let’s hope there are hefty punitive damages as well.

      • Homo Erectus

        I wonder if she’ll see any of that after Brian takes his cut.

    • ChrisMorley

      Sadly, her 15 minutes of notoriety aren’t up yet.
      Judge Bunning will have more to say in the coming weeks – on the illegal wording on those licenses, on whether she’s interfered with her deputies issuing licenses and broken his Contempt of Court order (the orange jumpsuit of shame beckons her again), and on ACLU’s class action Motion.

      • Jeffg166

        She is fading away. She’s won’t give up quietly but she’s going. Everyday there is less and less Kim. Good-bye Kim. Please forget to write.

  • TreGibbs

    I love it when love wins…

  • Mike in Texas

    Mazel Tov, ladies!

  • oikos
    • DaddyRay

      I think that may trigger an epileptic seizer

      • Silver Badger

        You may be right.

      • Michael Rush
        • DaddyRay

          I stand corrected

          • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

            An epileptic sizer might have been the reaction the first time one saw John Holmes full frontal.

      • Todd20036

        Yeah I cannot really look at that gif for long

        • Balderdashing

          I hate embedded animated GIFs and Vines: very inconsiderate to other readers (and posters, who deserve equal–if not more–attention to their contributions). I stopped watching TV partly because of all the irrelevant, flashy things cluttering the screen, and similarly I avoid sites with animated content that constantly distracts the eye. Please don’t drive people away from reading comments here as well.

      • peacfulseas inWA

        Love the gif. but had to scroll quickly by it because strobe lights and things like this bring about migraines for me that can last anywhere from a couple hours to several days.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      That’s some cake.

  • bkmn

    That’s right. This was their day and there is no reason to mention that piece of ____. Congrats to the ladies! Hope you enjoy many more years together.

  • Webslinger

    We as Americans CAN NOT and SHALL NOT let one person or a group ruin what is the law of the land…

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/love_is_love_gif_passes_02.gif

    • DaddyRay

      I loved watching that map turn blue over the years

      • Necessitas

        It was a journey. Something those of us who lived through it will always remember. I think I can safely state that as a fact.

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  • Silver Badger

    The Miller / Roberts family is right. She who must not be named must not be named. Abandon her to oblivion.

  • Necessitas

    Congrats to them. And no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should, Kim Davis for all her bluster couldn’t prevent the eventual.

    Tied the knot with partner myself, it does seem to have changed the way I think about things.

    • David Walker

      Congratulations. As a gay old fart with the Broadway gene, I tend to think of this when the word comes up:

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

      • Lumpy Gaga

        I know that tune so I’m not even gonna click through and start crying.

        Thank you, You Tube preview pic!

    • DiAnne Barrett

      Mazel Tov to you and your spouse!!

    • DumbHairyApe

      Congratulations to you and your partner! Is your partner also a cat, or are you two a bispecial couple?

  • Octavio

    Great stuff! Those women can now enjoy the peace and security of knowing their marriage is protected and recognized by the government. Fuck Kim Davis . . . and not in a nice way. 🙂

  • BobSF_94117

    From the article:

    Miller and Roberts, a couple for 11 years caring for a disabled daughter
    together, got a license the next day, issued by a deputy clerk who
    agreed to sign them in Davis’ absence. The couple, who still had to
    return the license to the clerk’s office for recording, worried about
    what might happen once Davis got back to work. So they scrambled
    together a private wedding, alone at their home, the following Thursday.

    So, does this mean they got an unaltered license from the county, signed by a deputy clerk, before Davis’ started fiddling with forms?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      That’s what it sounds like and I hope it’s true. I didn’t click through, but from what you quoted, it looks like they got fur-realz married on the Thurs while Kim was still dressed in orange, and above pic is from a bigger event (with cake?)

  • noni

    The ACLU needs to be supported with regular donations. The courts are the only place justice has been found for equal rights. Politicians only use minorities for political purposes, not for equal rights purposes.

    Support for the ACLU and similar organizations should become like tithing to a church.

    Of course once the courts are totally corrupted by Republicans and those voting and supporting Republicans (aka Christians and other dumbshits), the justice found there will evaporate.

    Why oh why minorities vote for Republicans I will never ever understand.

    • BearEyes

      I’ve been giving them something every year since the mid-80’s

  • LonelyLiberal

    Congratulations, Mrs. Miller-Roberts and Mrs. Roberts-Miller!

    Kim: Suck it. Just not mine, I have some respect for myself.

  • BearEyes

    Mazel Tov, Ladies!
    (and I like that rule)

  • LovesIrony

    Congratulations!

  • Justin

    Congratulations! And a heart-felt “Suck it, Kim! They got married anyway. You didn’t prevent anything” to the odious Ms. Davis.

  • Johnny Wyenot

    Excellent!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Ha ha ha Kim, they don’t even care about your fame of being a hateful cow.
    They win, We win, love wins.
    You and jesus lost,
    Big time.

  • Johnny Wyenot

    Great news!

  • Gustav2

    “stood before a minister” Whose religious rights was a government employee violating?

  • William

    Better late than never. Thank you for fighting for our rights, and,
    Congratulations!

  • Queequeg

    I just read an article about Kim Davis, but I don’t remember if it was Salon or Raw Story. The article pretty much said that Kim Davis is insane, and, in herself, not a big threat, but the threat from the Christian right is real, and can not, and should not be taken lightly.

    • billbear1961

      Yes, it’s a threat, because one of our two major political parties sucks up to them, to the extent they–the gangsters running to be the GOP candidate for President–will no longer even stand up for the Rule of Law.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      This might be the article you mean:

      http://www.salon.com/2015/10/23/christian_fundamentalists_plot_against_the_constitution_what_kim_daviss_newly_unearthed_emails_reveal/

      From the article:

      Davis is likely more deranged than your average dominionist, and her persecution mania was surely amplified by all the attention she received, but she’s a product of an ascendant and genuinely theocratic movement. I doubt Ben Carson thinks Jesus will return next Tuesday, as Davis evidently does, but, like Huckabee and Jindal and Cruz, he’s fighting the same battle as Davis.

      • billbear1961

        Thanks, 2guys.

        I’ve seen a few other articles like this one in the past couple months.

      • Queequeg

        Yes, that’s the one. Thanks.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Hope hope hope that they didn’t rely one of Rowan County’s speshul licenses.

    Did Gov Beshear ever get back to Bunning on the legality of Kim’s refrigerator art??

  • bdsmjack

    Congratulations and best wishes!

  • billbear1961
  • TheSpinMonkey

    So Kewl!!!

  • GanymedeRenard

    Bliss and happiness forever to you, ladies!

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme
  • Ginger Snap

    I’ve always said all we have on our side is love when we win and the other side just has their hate. Love is such a great thing to have in life. Ladies enjoy everything your future may have.

  • Happy Dance

    MANY happy years of peace and love!!!

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  • Ninja0980

    Congrats ladies!