Marriage Equality

Bill Maher: Kim Davis = Christian Sharia [VIDEO]

Last night Bill Maher declared that Kim Davis “and her ilk” want nothing short of a Christian version of Sharia law. But it was Salman Rushdie, who joked that he has a “small area of knowledge” with religious bigotry, who had the best lines. Rushdie: “It is a classic trope of the religious bigot that while they are denying people ...

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NOM Chairman John Eastman: Let’s Hope Kim Davis Ignites National Revolt Against “Lawless” Gay Marriage

“Ms. Davis was much more faithful to her oath of office, and to the Constitution she vowed to support, than the federal judge who jailed her for contempt, the attorney general of the state who refused to defend Kentucky’s laws, and Justice Anthony Kennedy, who usurped the authority of the states and the more than 50 million voters who had ...

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Kim Davis Loses Yet Again

Just another little item for her to stew on over the weekend. Equality Case Files has the latest smackdown from Judge David Bunning: In her Motion, Davis suggests that the Court could easily stem the tide of litigation by simply ordering Governor Beshear and Commissioner Onkst to remove her name and authorization from the marriage license form. While this is ...

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Oath Keepers: The Liberty Counsel Doesn’t Want Us And We Won’t Be “Defending” Kim Davis From Rearrest

The heavily-armed Oath Keepers militia tonight announced that upon the request of the Liberty Counsel, as an organization they will not be defending Kim Davis from a potential rearrest by federal marshals. However, if any individual Oath Keepers want to show up anyway, Oath Keepers wish they wouldn’t, but that’s up to them. From a statement published on their website: ...

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Hometown Of Kim Davis Gets New Billboard

The Huffington Post reports: Anti-gay marriage clerk Kim Davis is about to get a rude awakening in her hometown. Non-profit organization Planting Peace just erected the above billboard in Davis’ hometown of Morehead, Kentucky. The message is plain and simple — if Davis is going to use Biblical rhetoric to justify her opposition to same-sex marriage, she might want to ...

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Mat Staver: I Don’t Know What Kim Davis Will Do On Monday, But She Won’t Surrender [VIDEO]

Megyn Kelly has hosted hate group leader Mat Staver for the umpteenth time so that he could declare that while he doesn’t know what Kim Davis will do when she gets to work on Monday, he knows that she’ll never resign and never “surrender her Christian faith.” Legal observers believe that if Davis attempts to interfere with her deputy clerks, ...

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Meet Aaron Schock’s Anti-Gay Replacement In Congress

Illinois GOP state Sen. Darin LaHood, who fought against same-sex marriage and LGBT rights, has won the special election to replace disgraced and totally-not-gay former US Rep. Aaron Schock. The Associated Press reports: LaHood, easily won a special election Thursday to replace disgraced former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, sending a familiar name to Washington from Illinois. The younger LaHood’s victory brings ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: All Magistrates In McDowell County Refuse To Officiate At Any Marriages

Back in May, the GOP-dominated state legislature of North Carolina passed a law which allows magistrates to opt out of performing all marriages as long as someone else is available to perform those duties. That’s not working out so well for McDowell County. Newsweek reports: Officials in McDowell County in North Carolina are being forced to ship in magistrates from ...

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KENTUCKY: Heavily Armed “Christian Patriot” Militia Vows To Stop Future Arrests Of Kim Davis [AUDIO]

The Oath Keepers, the heavily armed and self-described “Christian patriot” militia who recently appeared in Ferguson, Missouri to “help” the police quell civil unrest, will be on the other side of the law in Kentucky where they have vowed to prevent federal marshals from ever arresting Kim Davis again. Right Wing Watch reports: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes announced yesterday ...

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KENTUCKY: Rowan County Deputy Clerk Says He’ll Defy Kim Davis If She Forbids Him From Issuing Licenses

Dominic Holden breaks the story at Buzzfeed: Brian Mason, a deputy for Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, told BuzzFeed News on Wednesday that he would issue marriage licenses even if Davis instructs him not to when she returns to the office. “I would issue licenses,” Mason told BuzzFeed News. Asked to confirm he would issue licenses even if Davis says ...

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No Kim Davis Showdown Today

Those of you predicting the immediate rearrest of Kim Davis will have to wait until at least Friday, as she is taking a couple of Personal Jesus days. In the meantime there’s a flotilla of national press milling around rural Kentucky with nothing to do for at least 48 hours.

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Ben Carson To Congress: Protect Kim Davis [VIDEO]

The Christian Post reports: Ben Carson modified his position on Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and now says the government has a responsibility to accommodate her religious beliefs. Carson, a longtime advocate for traditional marriage, said that Kim Davis’ beliefs should be protected by the First Amendment, which guarantees the ...

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Kim Davis Is Not A Patriot

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has written a blistering denouncement of Kim Davis for TIME Magazine. An excerpt: Americans have a long history of using religion to rationalize atrocious behavior. Confederate President Jefferson Davis echoed many Civil War Southerners when he validated slavery by claiming that it “was established by decree of Almighty God…it is sanctioned in the Bible, in both ...

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KENTUCKY: County Closes Schools Over “Traffic Concerns” About Huckabee’s Kim Davis Hate Rally

Kentucky’s Carter County has ordered the closures of five schools today because the 3PM Kim Davis hate rally might bring too much traffic for parents and school buses to transport students home. So ridiculous. Let’s spin it this way: Why does Mike Huckabee want to deprive children of an education?

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Gov. Steve Beshear: Kim Davis Can Stay In Jail

Yesterday the Liberty Counsel filed an emergency motion to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, demanding that he release Kim Davis from jail. This morning Beshear told the Liberty Counsel to suck it, saying that he will not even respond to their motion. BOOM!

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KENTUCKY: Red-Caped Catholic Loons Stage Roadside Rally For Kim Davis [VIDEO]

Clip recap: “Anti-Christian persecution begins. Members of The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property travel to Kentucky and find avid support for Kim Davis, a county clerk who was unjustly jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples.”

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Matt Baume On The “Kim Davis Cloning Act” [VIDEO]

“Imagine if there was a whole army of Kim Davises turning away same-sex couples at every level of government, and there was no way to make them to obey the law. That’s just what Congress is considering: a bill that would create unlimited Kim Davis copycats across the entire country. Not only would it let anyone refuse to recognize same-sex ...

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Kim Davis Appeals To Governor: Let Me Out Of Jail

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: Today, on behalf of Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, Liberty Counsel filed a request for an order providing relief pending appeal against Gov. Steven Beshear at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal. This is an emergency request for the Governor to accommodate Kim’s religious conviction, which would free her from jail. “Today ...

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Marriage Plaintiffs Wed Alongside Six Other Couples At Mt. Rushmore [VIDEO]

Via South Dakota’s Fox affiliate: Sunday, history was made as same–sex couples gathered under the Mount Rushmore National Monument, to celebrate national marriage equality. The event, organized by the women who challenged South Dakota’s ban on same–sex marriages, took place in the amphitheater of the memorial, something that has never been done before. Nancy Rosenbrahn, who sued the state along ...

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Kim Davis Appeals Contempt Ruling

The Liberty Counsel today filed notice that they are appealing the contempt ruling that has jailed Kim Davis since Thursday. Reuters reports: “The contempt order itself was unlawful,” Roger Gannam, a lawyer for Davis, told Reuters. Gannam is an attorney with Liberty Counsel, a Florida-based Christian religious advocacy organization that said it would back her legal fight. The notice of ...

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