Kim Davis accused of voiding same-sex marriage certificates
The anti-gay jailbird has been accused of issuing invalid marriage licenses.
A lawyer representing a Rowan County deputy clerk filed a court notice yesterday (18 September 18) stating Davis is altering marriage certificates.
This goes directly against the order of US District Judge David Bunning, argues the lawyer, and could see Davis thrown back in jail.
“Those changes were made in some attempt to circumvent the court’s orders and may have raised to the level of interference against the court’s orders,” wrote Richard Hughes.
Hughes is representing Brian Mason – a deputy county clerk who has issued same-sex marriage licenses under the judge’s order.
According to Hughes, the changes include the removal of Davis’ name, any mention of Rowan County, or references to deputy clerks.
Mr Hughes argues that his client is in an impossible position – either he breaks the law, or disobeys his boss and issues invalid licenses.
“Mr. Mason’s concern is he does not want to be the party that is issuing invalid marriage licenses and he is trying to follow the court’s mandate, as well as his superior ordering him to issue only these changed forms,” Hughes told NBC.
However, Davis’ lawyer, Mat Staver – who likened his client’s recent incarceration to the holocaust – sees no problem.
“Kim Davis said on Monday that her name and title would not appear on the forms and later that same day the Governor said the forms were valid,” Staver argued.
“And Judge Bunning’s order releasing Kim Davis said a form altered by Brian the day after the contempt hearing while Kim was in jail was valid.
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“So there is no new development.”
A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll found that a resounding 63 percent of people believe Davis should stop blocking same-sex marriage licenses.
By contrast, just 33 percent claimed she should be free to not issue licenses to gay couples.
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