KENTUCKY: Federal Appeals Court Greenlights Damages Lawsuit Filed By Gay Couple Against Clerk Kim Davis

Reuters reports:

A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a damages lawsuit against Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who in 2015 refused to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples because it conflicted with her Christian beliefs.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said a lower court judge erred in finding that damages claims by David Ermold and David Moore became moot, after a new state law last July excused clerks like Davis, from Rowan County, from having to sign marriage license forms.

While the couple eventually did get a license, a three-judge appeals court panel said they could sue over Davis’ initial refusal to grant one, after the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2015 said the Constitution guaranteed a right to same-sex marriage.

  • Boreal
  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Pay up, buttercup!!

  • Hank
  • BobSF_94117

    I wish they’d report this as a suit against the office of the Clerk.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Never forget, she and her daughter are also guilty of stealing a neighbor’s puppy!
    Free Charlie Brown the purloined puppy!
    Lock up the heartless dognappers!!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Good Good !! Also- Return Charlie Brown !!

  • boobert

    Probably why this trump order is being rushed !

    • -M-

      Maybe, but it can’t possibly have any legal affect on this.

  • Treant
  • PickyPecker

    GAH! Been a long time since that hag’s ugly mug has appeared on a JMG post. DAMN….just seeing her makes my stomache queezy.

  • PickyPecker
    • Boreal
      • Andymac3

        And the holy spirit, well, he’s drunk again, missed the bus.

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    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Well she doesn’t love her so we’ll rate this one “TRUE”.

  • kaydenpat

    Good. Hope they take everything she’s got.

    • Hank

      She lives in Kentucky… she has absolutely NOTHING…. not even intelligence!!!

      • kaydenpat

        Lol!! True.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen
      • Boreal
        • Anastasia Beaverhousen

          That’s her first husband’s trailer.

          • Boreal

            and 4th husband’s

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Looks well ventilated

      • The_Wretched

        while she has kids and multiple husbands, her pay is $88k. that’s not bad for small town Kentucky.

        • clay

          and she nepotism-ed two of her kids into the same office.
          Reminds me of Fred Phelps.

        • kareemachan

          The whole husband thing is crazy. Married one, cheated, divorced, married another, cheated, divorced, married the first again – or something like that. I’m too lazy to actually google it.

          • charemor

            Can you imagine the men that would actually go to bed with that hag?

          • -M-

            I think it was the second she remarried after the third. I forget who adulterously sired her brats, third I guess.

          • Stogiebear

            There was a third one on there too, and now she’s on either #4(1) or #4(2). That’s the sank titty of marriage right there!

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Well, thanks Joe for ruining my day with the picture of Rip Taylor in Drag.

  • EweTaw

    Five billion dollars sounds like a good settlement to me. How does that sound to you? πŸ™‚

  • Tawreos

    I really hope that she has to pay it personally and not the county.

    • Chucktech

      While this little drama was unfolding, the county maintained that she was not their employee and could not force her to issue a marriage licence.

      Still, I doubt she will pay and it will come out of the state’s coffers. Tough shit for Kentucky.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Oh, this news really cheers up this little green dino.
    OT: My day so far has been on a roll.
    Went out to the garden, and some thoughtful neighbor had placed a beautiful cherub sculpture holding a baby bird as an anonymous gift. It’s perfect and exquisitely done. Love it!
    (I think I know who, too!)

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Nice ! How about a Pic ??

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        I am going out in about an hour to take a pict.

        • Palmer

          Picts are SO last year, get a Celt instead.

          • Leave it to Palmer to see it from a different Angle…

          • Palmer

            Nah, I’m just blowing it out of my Saxon.

  • Ninja0980

    For the last time, a clerk’s office isn’t a church.
    It is a government office and you don’t get to decide who does and doesn’t get services based on religious beliefs.
    If you can’t handle that, then resign.

    • stanhope

      Or go see Aaron Hernandez

    • caphillprof

      It’s simple, really.

    • Buford

      Said another way, if your CHOICE to be religious suddenly conflicts with your CHOICE of how you want to earn a living, you are the only one who needs to reconcile that conflict… it’s not our fucking problem.

    • Gest2016

      She’s disgusting in every possible way.

  • Rex

    I’d also like to sue her for emotional distress.
    Every time I see her face I get skeeved out.

    • Christopher

      That woman has a face that could sterilize just with a glance.

      • RoFaWh

        I’d think it the other way around: her gaze passes over your face and six months later you develop the mother of all acnes. Bad enough to require a trip to Dr. Pimple Popper to deal with it.

  • canoebum

    This could put a damper on the whole “Religious Right to Discriminate” party the Jeezus freaks are holding over Trump’s new EO. If it turns out you’re free to discriminate, but you’ll end up paying big bucks for the privilege, perhaps not so many will embrace the idea. Our lawyers are always better than their lawyers.

    • Tawreos

      When have they ever considered the consequences of their actions when it come to worshiping Jesus?

    • John30013

      A public official engaging in religion-based discrimination in the performance of an official duty is quite different from a private business discriminating against certain customers based on religious beliefs.

      Both are wrong and odious, but I can see the law treating (or at least evaluating) those two situations differently.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Welp. Looks like her fat ass is climbing back up on the cross.

    • Treant

      We’re gonna need more wood. And steel reinforcements, wood is load-bearing, but not THAT much.

    • clay

      oooh, this is Ted Cruz’s chance to get back at Mike Huckabee for up-staging him the last time! Run, Ted, run. Figure out what pop-rock song to steal for your rally!

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Nails will never hold her… we need rivets. Big steel rivets.

    • Will Liberty Council represent her again?

  • TJay229

    And another bit of good news:

    Murderous White Cop Enters Guilty Plea for killing a Black Man!!!

    (Please give him 20 yrs at a Super Max)

  • another_steve

    Sentence her to five years of clothing counselling conducted by a gay man.

    • Rex

      Followed by 10 years for hair and make-up.

      • another_steve

        I went to a Halloween party a few years back costumed as a Swedish nurse. Please don’t ask me to explain.

        My girlfriend (excellent with cosmetics) did me up, and I wore a nurse’s uniform. I’m fem to begin with, so it wasn’t too much of a stretch.

        I forget the relevance of this to your comment, Rex.

        Please forgive me.

    • The_Wretched

      that would be against her religion…which apparently includes intentionally looking like hell

      • Colonel Panic.

        She’s not dramatic enough for hell – looking like heck, perhaps.

      • another_steve

        Jesus has not been kind with respect to endowing her with fashion sense.

    • RoFaWh

      She first needs to undergo size-of-butt therapy. No point draping nice clothes over a walking, talking lipoma.

      • another_steve

        It behooves us gay men to be accepting of huge female butts. Many people — male and female — find them extremely attractive.

        Me, I’m into size 18 waistline Czech porn twinks, so I’m not a good judge when it comes to these matters.

  • Ninja0980

    Two out of the three judges that gave the okay for this are Republicans.
    Nice to see there are some that still aren’t far right hacks, even on the 6th.

  • The_Wretched

    Good. She willfully avoided her job to the detriment of a class of people. She also defaced public records. While the trial judge put her in jail for a few days, he didn’t require her to follow his legal and lawful orders after that point.

  • Tawreos

    In my opinion this is the only good thing to come from having to hear about Kim Davis.

  • The Professor

    I hope they take every last cent she has. And her fucking shack too.

  • Cuberly

    OT: Sherman has become so utterly reliable when it comes to the Fox meltdown scoops it’s almost ethereal.

    And the damage just keeps stacking up.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I’m hoping the talent agency gets sued too.

      • Cuberly

        Heh, then who’d want to work with Fox….

        “Changing the culture!”

  • Canadian Observer

    In a just world, she would do something during the course of the hearing to put herself into contempt of court again – and hopefully the presiding judge is in a BAD mood.

  • Blake J Butler

    My hope is that his EO, gets thrown in court gridlock and never sees the day of taking effect.

    Meanwhile Mrs. two feather’s shy of a dumptruck needs to pay for her bigotry.

    Don’t piss off the gays, we will be vicious when were attacked.

    Remember, you had one job, and choices, and you chose wrong.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Thank goodness the 6th saw through that ridiculous ex post facto reasoning.

  • safari

    O/T: So, the justice department is prosecuting an activist for laughing at Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing.

    • PickyPecker

      No one ever said Keebler elves had a sense of humor.

    • Jay George

      I better hide all my Keebler elf memes I made of him or I might be in trouble too.

      • Treant

        Even I’ve called him “a little cookie-maker.”

        We’re boned.

        • Jay George

          The next protest might need to be a Laugh In.

          • That’s one brilliant idea! Can you imagine the anger that would cause? cheetolini would explode!

          • Jay George

            It would be worth the mess we’d have to scrape up. πŸ˜‰

    • Mike__in_Houston

      You mean only one person laughed?

    • The_Wretched

      Seriously petty to prosecute your hecklers. Talk about chilling speech. And from the piece, it’s not even clear her laughing was a heckle.

    • That’s one that’ll never see a conviction though, or at minimum, will be overturned on appeal.

      Defense: “Your Honor, she was arrested and charged with laughing. Since when is that a purely voluntary action?”
      Prosecution: “Objection. Anybody can keep from laughing if they want to.”
      Defense rolls out a TV and cues up a video any random George Carlin stand-up routine.

      • clay
      • If the jury was filled with GOP voters, silence would envelope the court room. They have no humor, unless it’s a racist, or a misogamist joke.

        • swimboy

          So get Michael Richards for the GOP voters.

        • sword

          GOP voters as jury members would be demanding to know what injections would be used when they find her guilty.

      • Hank

        George Carlin — Religion is Bullshit

      • netxtown

        next it will be disruptive to the proceedings to blink, sneeze, cough, or jostle the jewels….

    • Oh my FSM! Well, at least the shades are removed from our eyes early on, so we know the level of evil we are up against.

    • Greg

      So, let’s see if I’ve got this right. During the Sessions confirmation hearing one person committed perjury and another person laughed. And it’s the person who laughed who is being prosecuted.

    • netxtown

      He’s lucky I wasn’t there. I would have peeled off both shoes and slung them with every ounce of muscle I could muster.

    • Ross


    • sword

      Laughing at a bigoted AG is obviously much worse than yelling fire!

  • From the moment this vile harpy made those couples have to go out and hire a lawyer, there were damages. On top of that, this horrible hateful woman also tried to deny people their lawful civil rights.

    • Xuuths

      If she had just done her job, none of this would have happened.

      • Librarykid

        She was doin’ the Lard’s job, she thought. Isn’t it the Lard’s work to make people feel bad so you can feel that you are better than they are?

  • greenmanTN

    So are her kids Romulus and Remus still working in the same office? She was the grand champion nepotist until Trump broke her record.

    • Treant

      OK, the (indirect) image of Kim as the she-wolf suckling anybody was not one I needed.

      Thanks so much for that.

      • PickyPecker
        • clay

          (Reminds me of Joan Cusak)

          • PickyPecker

            Been really, really enjoying her in her role on ‘Shameless.’ She’s perfection!

        • Treant

          Fun fact: Riboflavin is peculiarly effective against migraine. I’m currently taking 400 mg/day, about 250 times the RDA. It has only one side effect.

          My urine is brilliant yellow-green and glows like a star under ultraviolet light (including direct sunlight).

          So yeah, when my pills kick in, the world gets ever so much more colorful.

          • jugomono

            Really? I get migraines at least once a week. I gave up trying pharmaceuticals because the side effects are not worth it & I just push through or go to bed. I can live with fluorescent pee. I will Google this. Thanks for the tip.

          • Treant

            Really. The four heavy-hitters are magnesium (400 mg/day), riboflavin (400 mg/d), Co-Q10 (150-300 mg/d), and melatonin (3 mg/d) (Melatonin had a study done that showed it to be as effective as Amitriptyline with only the side effect of possible daytime sleepiness).

            Check with your doctor, however, as they can interact with some medications–and those interactions can be serious.

          • jugomono

            I just did a quick search. Riboflavin is vitamin B2. My parents owned health food stores when I was growing up. Every morning my dad gave all us kids a B-complex pill. Of course when we reached our teens we rebelled & stopped taking them. My first migraine was when I was around age 14.

            Sometimes father does know best. I can’t wait to try this out & let him know…& then wait for his “I told you so”.

            BTW all I really learned from those days is that vitamin B12 is a great hangover cure but not on an empty stomach.

            I very excited about this. Thank you.

          • Treant

            I hope it helps! I’m on day 11 and the migraine I’ve had for 35 years, every day of my life, is…actually, not quite so bad as it usually is, and hasn’t been for two days now.

      • greenmanTN

        You’re welcome. What can I say? I’m a giver! πŸ˜‰

      • Adam King

        I’m sure her saggy dugs are pointier than that.

  • Cuberly

    OT: Holy shit. So many layers here, evil, ignorance of how insurance works, agenda pushing etc….

    • clay

      Infants, they’re just so goddam needy all the time.

      and by “infants”, I mean GOP assholes.

    • We will remember that when you need a new heart or some pricy medical treatment. Why should we pay for your health issues?

      • Treant

        Doesn’t he have eternal Congressional coverage? If so, enjoy, because you’re going to pay for his health issues.

      • Cuberly

        And Jason Chavitz, along with his pre-existing condition, are being rushed to DC, after his foot surgery, to vote to deprive people of their healthcare.

    • Treant

      It’s weird, but all I hear is:

    • Grimes

      Again shows how the right wants to tell women they can’t have an abortion so to save the life of the baby, but once that baby is born they could care less if it dies. F*cking hypocrites

    • D. J.

      Maybe he should cough up the $117K in child support he owes before pointing his hypocritical finger at others…

  • stanhope

    I hope the suit puts this runt in the whore’s grave she sprang from.

    • Xuuths

      I think you spelled “runt” incorrectly… Oops, was that nasty? My apologies.

  • TexasBoy

    You need to pray harder to your imaginary sky fairy, Kimmie.

  • jefe5084

    Like a bad penny, as the saying goes.

  • UrsusArctos

    I was hoping her 15 minutes were up. This is going to be like a tornado or a KY divorce, someone’s going to lose a double-wide and trash is going to be spread everywhere .

    • Jim Gallagher-Barker

      Don’t get a KY divorce. It’s a slippery slope.

      • Adam King

        I hear things can get pretty rough without it.

  • david fairfield

    Oh good! Another round with the bible cherry picker! LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP!

    • Adam King

      Dingleberry picker more like.

  • david fairfield I realize these are too fancy for Butter to wear, but for court hearings, don’t you think?

    • Adam King

      They’s goin’ a-courtin’, that’s why they’s all gussied up like that.

    • HozillaSmallpox

      I don’t know the one on the left looks like she’s up to no good.

  • Jeffg166

    When will the persecution of this holy serial adulterer stop?

  • RepublicansRNotConservative

    Someone among us been prayin’?

    • Adam King

      There still might be a voodoo doll with a giant forehead around here somewhere. Last time I saw it I think the dog was chewing on it.

  • TexasBoy
  • Sabazinus

    Time to break out this again:

  • Jim Foy

    What will David Ermold and David Moore do with a 1984 double wide?

  • TexasBoy
  • fuzzybits

    Ole Kimmy should be coming up for reelection again soon. Drum her ass out of office!

  • sword

    Don’t worry… Kim will take her five dollars up onto the mountain top and the Good Lord will multiply them into the five million she will owe.

  • lambchopp59

    and so I bow to sincerely pray: “Jeebus save me from your followers”.

  • C Rubye Falsz

    If they win, they should waive compensation in lieu of her getting a makeover.

  • D. J.

    Will Mat Staver help her lose?

    • Gianni

      Definitely! He was there to cheer her on and now he can be there to catch her as she falls.

  • Friday

    Well, I was getting used to not having to look at that face of hers every fricking day. But here’s hoping she doesn’t get away with her shit after all.

  • Jack

    Word to Kim: your god is a righteous god.