Will this never end?!
You’d think after she spent five days in jail and was ordered by a judge not to interfere with distributing licenses, she’d actually listen! Well if you did, you thought wrong!
Davis is apparently still staying defiant and says she will not authorize the licenses — but to avoid jail she at least won’t get in the way of deputies who decide to issue them.
In a statement she made today, Davis said:
“I am here before you this morning with a seemingly impossible choice, which I do not wish on any of my fellow Americans. My conscience or my freedom. My conscience or my ability to serve the people that I love. Obey God or a directive that forces me to disobey God.”
She continued by saying:
“Effective immediately, and until an accommodation is provided, by those with the authority to provide it, any marriage license issued by my office will not be issued or authorized by me.”
Though we don’t agree with Davis’ ideas on same-sex marriage, we do think that she is entitled to her own opinion and to voice it.
What she’s not allowed to do is deny other people freedoms that they’re LEGALLY entitled too — especially when it means breaking the law!
Don’t like it, Kim? GET ANOTHER JOB!
She went on to explain what she meant by distributing unauthorized licenses by saying:
“I love my deputy clerks and I hate that they have been caught in the middle. If any of them feels that they must issue an unauthorized license to avoid being thrown in jail, I understand their tough choice and I will take no action against them. Any unauthorized license that they issue will not have my name, my title or my authority on it. Instead, the license will state that they are issued pursuant to a federal court order.”
Davis also urged Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to get involved and let the licenses be issued through the generic authority of the state. She said:
“They have the authorization and the authority to provide these types of accommodations and there’s no reason why they cannot do so.”
So the licenses WILL be authorized, despite what Kim says.
But srsly, if she’s not going to do her job, why not just replace her??
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