This is very heartbreaking to me.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled same-sex marriage is the law of the land in this country.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis of Kentucky refused to issue licenses.
This couple went to court, won, and still Davis will not allow her office to issue anyone a marriage license because it offends her “deeply held religious beliefs.”
From The Gaily Grind:
The couple, James Yates and William Smith Jr., joined three other couples (two of which are straight) in suing Kim Davis after she stopped issuing all marriage licenses after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide earlier this year.
Davis claims her religious beliefs will be violated if she issues same-sex couples marriage licenses.
In Thursday’s ruling, U.S. District Judge David Bunning wrote that Davis “is refusing to recognize the legal force of U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence in performing her duties” and her “religious convictions cannot excuse her from performing the duties that she took an oath to perform as Rowan County Clerk.”
As the couple mention in the video, although the county clerk’s lawyers are appealing the ruling by Judge Bunning, there is no stay on the ruling making it law until some court of authority issues a stay.
This is a losing battle for Davis and her office. It will give me great pleasure to watch video of the members of that office HAVE to issue this marriage license in the near future.
Watch below as Yates and Smith try for a second time, and are denied again, a marriage license.