Tag Archives: Kim Davis

AUSTRALIA: Proposed Change To Marriage Act Would Allow Civil Servants And Businesses To Refuse Service

The Guardian reports: The government will propose new protections for “conscientious objectors” to same-sex marriage which marriage equality advocates fear could allow civil celebrants, registrars and even bakers and florists to refuse to serve same-sex weddings. According to briefing notes on the plebiscite prepared for the Coalition party room, seen by Guardian Australia, the legislation would allow “conscientious objectors” to ...

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Court Dismisses Remaining Suits Against Kim Davis As Moot Because Gays Are Marrying “Without Incident”

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: A federal judge on Thursday dismissed three lawsuits pending against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis over her refusal to issue marriage licenses in 2015, following the legalization of same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court. The issue is now settled, U.S. District Judge David Bunning wrote in his order. At Davis’ request, Gov. Matt Bevin and ...

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KENTUCKY: Appeals Court Upholds Contempt Ruling Against Kim Davis For Refusing Marriage Licenses

Via press release from the ACLU: A federal appeals court today dismissed Kim Davis’s appeals in the Rowan County marriage licensing case. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Miller v. Davis left in place the order that found Davis in contempt. ACLU LGBT Project Staff Attorney Ria Tabacco Mar has this comment: “Kentucky’s new marriage law ...

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KENTUCKY: Anti-Gay Nutjob Sues Kim Davis And Gov. Matt Bevin For Refusing To Let Him Marry His Laptop

Remember the nutcase who sued Apple in 2013 because his MacBook didn’t block him from accessing the porn which ruined his marriage? And then in 2014 when he attempted to intervene in one of Florida’s same-sex marriage cases so that he could marry that porn-filled laptop? And then earlier this year when he sued the state of Texas, again for ...

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KENTUCKY: State Attorney General’s Office Says Kim Davis Illegally Withheld Requested Public Documents

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis violated the Kentucky Open Records Act by refusing to produce documents related to her legal battle last year against same-sex marriage, the state Office of the Attorney General said in an opinion released Tuesday. The Campaign for Accountability, a Washington nonprofit that says it works “to expose misconduct and malfeasance in ...

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Mike Huckabee Forced To Pay $25,000 For Playing Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger At Kim Davis Rally

Snork! CNN reports: Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will have to pay $25,000 due to copyright infringement. Huckabee played “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor at a rally last year for Kim Davis, a Kentucky County court clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses. At the time, Huckabee had not paid for rights to use the song. The ...

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Kim Davis To Court: Dismiss That Lawsuit Against Me

From the Associated Press: A Kentucky clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has asked a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit against her because of a new state law that will take effect next month. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses after a U.S. Supreme Court ...

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Kim Davis: Gays Tried To Shove SCOTUS Ruling Down My Throat And Make Me Eat It For Dinner [VIDEO]

“I was obeying my law. I had couples bring in the whole Supreme Court ruling and I said, ‘You know, I really don’t need to see this because that’s not a law, that’s a ruling’ [and they’d say] ‘Well, why won’t you do this?’ And so then I go to the Bible and I’d tell them, [and they’d respond,] ‘Don’t ...

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KENTUCKY: Governor Signs Bill Removing Clerks’ Names From Marriage Licenses, Liberty Counsel Cheers

Reuters reports: Kentucky’s governor on Wednesday signed into law a bill that removes county clerks’ names from the state marriage license forms at the center of a controversy involving an official jailed last year for refusing to issue licenses to gay couples. Senate Bill 216, signed by Republican Governor Matt Bevin, also creates a single form that either heterosexual or ...

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CBS News: Liberty Counsel Is Behind Anti-LGBT Hate Laws In At Least 20 States [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Lawmakers in state after state are passing bills to protect those who cite religious beliefs for refusing to serve or employ gay or transgender people. CBS News wondered why so many of these laws — including some that limit access to public restrooms — are surfacing now … and who’s behind all of this? We went and ...

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KENTUCKY: Compromise Reached On Marriage Licenses

The Kentucky GOP’s plan for a separate marriage license for gay couples has been shot down. Via McClatchyDC: Kentucky would have a single marriage license for straight and gay couples under a compromise plan backed by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee. The proposed form would allow applicants to identify themselves as bride, groom or spouse ...

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REPORT: Pope Francis Shitcans Vatican Ambassador Who Embarrassed Him With Kim Davis Debacle

Back in October the New York Times reported that Vatican observers were predicting that Pope Francis would take the “first respectable opportunity” to shitcan the guy who embarrassed him with Kim Davis. That opportunity has arrived. Via the Washington Post: The Vatican will appoint Archbishop Christophe Pierre to be the new ambassador to the United States, replacing an ambassador whose ...

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KENTUCKY: Federal Court Rules That Kim Davis Has Obeyed Orders To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A federal judge today ruled moot the ACLU’s lawsuit against Kim Davis, declaring that same-sex marriage licenses she refused to sign are valid under Kentucky law. The Associated Press reports: United States District Judge David Bunning denied the American Civil Liberties Union’s request to order Davis to reissue licenses she had altered to remove her name and title or face ...

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When Christie Compared Kim Davis To ISIS [VIDEO]

Late in last night’s droning GOP debate, Chris Christie pivoted to ISIS when asked about Kim Davis and religious liberty. That got a lot of folks’ attention. Via Daily Kos: Finally, Republicans are getting it! During last night’s debate, Chris Christie inadvertently explained how the Kim Davises of the world resemble radical Islamic jihadists: “what they want to do is ...

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Kim Davis Tells AFA: God Personally Chose Me To Make A Stand Against Same-Sex Marriage [AUDIO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: On Friday, American Family Radio host and American Family Association official Sandy Rios broadcast an interview that she had conducted with Davis, in which she lavished praise on Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “It’s interesting to me how God chose you,” Rios said. “Not a Sunday school teacher, ...

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Kim Davis: Obama’s SOTU Ignored The Christians Being “Literally Mashed Down” By His Gay Agenda [VIDEO]

Miranda Blue has the quote at Right Wing Watch: “He had made the statement that everybody was free to marry who they love, and, of course, that’s the stand that I stood against. And it’s not, for me, it never was a gay or a lesbian issue. It’s about standing up for the word of the God and as God ...

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LIVE VIDEO: President Obama’s Final SOTU

President Obama’s final State Of The Union address begins at 9PM Eastern. Embedded below is the official White House video stream, which at this writing is broadcasting prerecorded messages from the president and vice president. All eyes tonight will be on Jim Obergefell and Kim Davis, the hero and villain of same-sex marriage. Watch along with us.

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Republican Rep. Jim Jordan: I Had No Idea Kim Davis Was Getting Her SOTU Seat Through My Office

The Huffington Post reports: It’s been a mystery all day on Capitol Hill: Which member of Congress invited controversial Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis to the State of the Union address? Well, we finally have an answer. It was House Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). There’s a reason the secret was kept so well. Jordan did not know he ...

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Mat Staver: Kim Davis Will Be At The SOTU To Remind America Of Obama’s Attack On Religious Liberty

“Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk jailed for her faith, and her attorney, Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will be present for President Obama’s final State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, January 12, 2016. While the President will be extolling his ‘accomplishments’ of the last seven years, Kim Davis and Mat Staver will be a ...

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FRC Arranges For Kim Davis & Mat Staver To Attend President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

The wingnut Washington Times reports today that the Family Research Council has arranged for Kim Davis and Mat Staver to attend President Obama’s State Of The Union address, presumably as guests of a GOP member of Congress. Over the weekend the White House announced that Jim Obergefell will be seated with the First Lady. We can only imagine the dueling ...

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