From the HRC:
“Ms. Davis’ choices are clear: she must either choose to follow the law or resign her public position. A public official’s personal religious opinion does not give her the privilege to trample over the rights of others. Freedom of religion is important, and Ms. Davis has the fundamental right to believe what she likes. But as a public servant, she does not have the right to pick and choose which laws she will follow or which services she will provide. We are pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has denied the stay.”
The ACLU celebrated last night:
“Today the U.S. Supreme Court resoundingly affirmed that government officials must carry out the duties of public office. By refusing to simply issue a form, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has prevented our clients, four loving couples, from obtaining marriage licenses in the county where they live and pay taxes. Davis has no basis for any further delay in denying couples the freedom to marry.”
Supporters of Davis say she will continue to defy the courts.
“Kim Davis is not gonna back down. If she has to go to jail, then she will,” said Randy Smith, a local minister. “As she has told me, this is about heaven and hell for her. The only thing she knows to do now is follow the word of God.” Said Flavis McKinney, a retiree who led demonstrators in singing Onward, Christian Soldiers, “Kim has testified to me that it means more to her than anything to know that God is smiling down on her and pointing to her, saying, ‘There is one of my children.'”