No More Sense Than an Amish Bus Driver 

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Back in June, supporters of marriage equality declared victory in America with the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges. Of late, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis has been making news by defying the authority of the highest courts in the land, refusing to issue any marriage licenses whatsoever. Surprise surprise, Ms. Davis is a tremendous hypocrite, as US News reports:

The marriages are documented in court records obtained by U.S. News, which show that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis divorced three times, first in 1994, then 2006 and again in 2008.

She gave birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband. They were fathered by her third husband but adopted by her second. Davis worked at the clerk’s office at the time of each divorce and has since remarried.

If Ms. Davis doesn’t wish to do her job, she should resign or expect to be removed, as John Corvino ably discusses:

If [Davis’s] conscience renders her unable to issue marriage licenses to those legally qualified, then the right thing for her to do is resign. After all, issuing marriage licenses is not a peripheral, non-essential part of being county clerk — it’s a central job function. Her current stance makes no more sense than that of an Amish person who expects to retain a job as a bus driver.

Here’s hoping this odious woman is found in contempt of court tomorrow, and quickly removed from her job, or at least from the spotlight.


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