Marriage Equality

Kim Davis: A Clerk Of Constant Drama [AUDIO]

Stephanie Miller Show regular Rocky Mountain Mike needles Kim Davis with an amusing take on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? theme song. Listen below.

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KENTUCKY: ACLU Expresses Concerns About Validity Of Altered Rowan County Marriage Licenses

The Associated Press reports: Attorneys representing the couples who sued clerk Kim Davis over her refusal to issue marriage licenses are concerned that the altered forms Davis’ deputies issued could be invalid. Davis, on her first day back at work after a five-day stint in jail, announced Monday that she would not block her deputies from issuing licenses. But she …

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Deputy Clerk Brian Mason: An Unlikely Hero

In an interview with Buzzfeed reporter Dominic Holden, Rowan County Deputy Clerk Brian Mason describes his boss as a “very sweet lady” who doesn’t hate anybody but who has put him “right in the middle” of a national controversy. Mason says that he will continue to issue marriage licenses “because of the judge’s orders and for personal reasons.”  Holden writes: …

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AUSTRALIA: Marriage Equality Activists Call For Immediate Meeting With New Prime Minister

From Australian Marriage Equality national director Rodney Croome: “This is the first time in Australia’s history that both the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition have supported marriage equality, giving us an unprecedented opportunity to achieve the reform. We will seek an urgent meeting with Mr Turnbull to chart a way forward on a reform that he knows is …

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Bernie Sanders At Liberty University [VIDEO]

In the very first minute of his address at Liberty University, today Bernie Sanders let the packed auditorium know where their differences might lie. “I believe in women’s rights. And the right of a woman to control her own body. I believe in gay rights and gay marriage.” There was perhaps a surprisingly positive reaction to each statement. Watch at …

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CNN: Kim Davis Has Split 2016 GOP Field

This afternoon CNN highlighted the rifts in the GOP presidential field regarding the Kim Davis story. It’s expected that the Davis issue will come up at least once or twice during Wednesday’s debate.

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Frothy Mix: Kim Davis Should Follow Her Conscience And Continue Breaking The Law [VIDEO]

Frothy Mix also used today’s CNN appearance to shill for the so-called First Amendment Defense Act, which the New York Times yesterday denounced as “GOP anti-gay bigotry.”

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KENTUCKY: Deputy Clerk Brian Mason Issues License To Lesbian Couple As Christians Shout Abuse [VIDEO]

Shannon and Carmen Wampler-Collins were just issued a marriage license by Rowan County Deputy Clerk Brian Mason as Christians INSIDE the office shouted abuse about eternal damnation and “homosexual sodomy.” Buzzfeed reporter Dominic Holden notes that cheers went up for Mason as he processed the license. I’ll add video to this post shortly. UPDATE: Mason has just gone into Davis’ …

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BREAKING: Tony Abbott Ousted As Australian Prime Minister, Replaced By Longtime Marriage Equality Supporter Malcolm Turnbull [VIDEO]

Huge news from the Sydney Morning Herald: Malcolm Turnbull will become Australia’s 29th prime minister after beating Tony Abbott in a dramatic leadership ballot in Canberra on Monday night. Mr Turnbull’s victory is reminiscent of the coup former prime minister Julia Gillard staged against Kevin Rudd in 2010 and makes the former communications minister Australia’s fifth prime minister in just …

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BREAKING: Kim Davis Vows To Continue Defying Court, Won’t Stop Deputies From Issuing Licenses UPDATE: Deputy Brian Mason To Issue Licenses

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis this morning held a press conference in which she declared that she will continue to defy the Supreme Court, but that if any of her deputy clerks wish to issue marriage licenses, she will take no action against them. UPDATE: Deputy Clerk Brian Mason says he will issue licenses anyway. VIDEO: Here’s her statement.

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TEXAS: 2500 Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Issued In First Ten Weeks After Obergefell Ruling

The Associated Press reports: Texas has issued an estimated 2,500 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since the practice was legalized, nearly 6 percent off all marriage licenses statewide, according to state estimates. Although applications no longer include gender identifiers, officials base the estimate on “what we can assume from the applicants’ names,” Carrie Williams, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of …

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What Will Kim Davis Do Today?

A handful of nutjobs and a flotilla of national media are outside the Rowan County Courthouse this morning to see what Kim Davis will do on her first day at work after spending six days in jail for contempt of court. No sign of the Oath Keepers so far.

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Miss America Contestants Go Left On Kim Davis, Planned Parenthood, & Donald Trump [VIDEO]

While Miss South Carolina dropped the ball on gun control, three other Miss America contestants from southern states may have pissed off their hometown audiences last night when they gave progressive responses during the pageant’s famed/infamous Q&A session. Miss Tennessee said she opposes cutting off any funding for Planned Parenthood, Miss Alabama declared that if she were a Republican, she …

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HRC’s Sarah Warbelow Vs Mat Staver [VIDEO]

Hate group leader and alleged kidnapping co-conspirator Mat Staver appeared on C-SPAN this morning to battle Human Rights Campaign legal director Sarah Warbelow about the Kim Davis case. Staver: “Kim Davis is a lovely individual. She has a lot of courage.” Stick around for the callers.

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New York Times Editorial Board: The GOP’s Anti-Gay Bigotry Threatens The First Amendment

The New York Times editorial board has issued a blistering denouncement of the laughably named First Amendment Defense Act.  They write: This past June, in the heat of their outrage over gay rights, congressional Republicans revived a nasty bit of business they call the First Amendment Defense Act. It would do many things, but one thing it would not do …

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OHIO: Lawyers For Jim Obergefell Hit State With Demand For $1.1 Million In Legal Fees

And they might get a lot more than that. The Associated Press reports: Attorneys who brought the Ohio lawsuit that led to a Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage want a judge to approve their request for more than $1 million in legal fees and expenses from the state. The attorneys say the request is reasonable because of the difficulty …

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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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