Free at last! Intolerant Rowan County Clerk Kimberly Jean Bailey Davis was sprung from Kentucky’s Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning determined that her deputy clerks were doing the work she shirked, providing equal justice under the law by issuing civil marriage licenses to all couples. The judge enjoined Mrs. Davis from preventing her deputies from performing her office’s official duties in issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples.
Mrs. Davis and her delusional lawyer claim that marriage licenses not issued by her are invalid. As Zack Ford points out, Kentucky statute 61.035 indicates otherwise: “Any duty enjoined by law or by the Rules of Civil Procedure upon a ministerial officer, and any act permitted to be done by him, may be performed by his lawful deputy.”
Kim Davis has deep feelings about family values, and believes in marriage so strongly she’s had four of them. Her twins, born five months after her divorce from her first husband, were sired by her third husband and adopted by her fourth husband, who was also her second husband.
And family values are what the Rowan County Clerk’s Office is all about. Last year when she was elected, Kim Davis hired her son to work in her county government office, just like her own mother, Rowan County Clerk for 37 years, had hired her. If Mrs. Davis decides to abdicate, surely her son will inherit the Clerkdom.
“How Kim Davis hurts the cause of religious liberty,” W. James Antle, The Week
“The vengeful god of Kim Davis: The powerful forces we ignore when we fixate on one Kentucky clerk,” Brittney Cooper, Salon
“Court again denies Kim Davis’ bid to delay marriage licenses,” Claire Galofaro, Associated Press
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