|Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis (R)|
Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis lost today at the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in her request for a stay regarding a lower court’s ruling which compels her to issue marriage licenses to her constituents.
The lower court issued a temporary stay on it’s ruling to give Davis time to request the stay at the Sixth. That temporary ruling is set to expire on August 31st.
There is virtually no chance that SCOTUS will even take the request, let alone grant it.
“The injunction operates not against Davis personally, but against the holder of her office of Rowan County Clerk.
“In light of the binding holding of Obergefell, it cannot be defensibly argued that the holder of the Rowan County Clerk’s office, apart from who personally occupies that office, may decline to act in conformity with the United States Constitution as interpreted by a dispositive holding of the United States Supreme Court.
“There is thus little or no likelihood that the Clerk in her official capacity will prevail on appeal.”
The day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses in her county. No one, straight or gay, can obtain a marriage license in her county today.
Davis refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay or lesbian couples based on her ‘deeply held religious beliefs.’
It should be noted that her ‘religious beliefs’ don’t seem to affect her ability to marry and divorce. Davis is currently on her 4th marriage.
Yeah, she’s really worried about the “sanctity of marriage.”