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Kentucky Senate president backs anti-gay clerk

Joseph McCormick September 3, 2015

The president of the Kentucky state senate has backed the anti-gay clerk who can’t stop discriminating against gays.

Invoking her biblical beliefs, Rowan County clerk Kim Davis continues to refuse to issue marriage licences to gay couples, despite a number of courts ordering her to do so.

In addition, protesters have pointed out that Davis has been married four times, and has given birth to children outside of wedlock.

She was previously caught on camera refusing to provide a same-sex couple with a marriage license, and has continued to refuse to marry gay couples – despite a federal court ordering her to.

Davis had appealed to the Supreme Court, arguing that religious freedom means she doesn’t have to do her job – but this week the highest court in the US also refused to issue her a stay.

Senate President Robert Stivers has said US District Judge David Bunning should have allowed the state time to pass a law protecting Davis.

The state legislature won’t be in session until January.

“The Supreme Court ruling has completely obliterated the definition of marriage and the process for obtaining a marriage license in Kentucky,” Stivers said in a news release.

“The General Assembly will be compelled to amend many sections of Kentucky law, not just for the issuance of marriage licenses, to comply with the recent Supreme Court decision.”

A special session will not be called, despite calls for it.

Joe Davis, Kim’s husband, yesterday went to check on her as protesters remained on the steps of her courthouse after several days.

He said they had changed their phone number after continually receiving threats, but suggested they would not hesitate to bear arms.

“I’m an old redneck hillbilly, that’s all I’ve got to say,” Davis told the Associated Press. “Don’t come knocking on my door.”

 

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