Without providing any explanation for its decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request by a Kentucky county clerk for exemption from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on her religious convictions. The court’s response Monday was an early indication of how it will protect its 5-4 ruling declaring gay marriage a constitutional right.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who HuffPost Gay Voices has condemned as the “ultimate symbol of bigotry,” had stopped issuing any marriage licenses after the June 26 Supreme Court gay marriage ruling, despite an order from the Kentucky governor to resume her duties. When U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning ruled that she must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite her religious beliefs, the clerk appealed.
I’m not sure it rises to the level of bigotry. It’s kind of boring, actually. And the clerk doesn’t even have to argue her religious beliefs. It is a simple matter of law.
She took an oath to uphold the constitutions of the United States and of Kentucky and to follow their laws. One, Kentucky law is quite explicit that marriage is between a man and a woman. Therefore it is illegal for her to issue a marriage license to two men.
Two, there is no federal law defining marriage as between two men.
There is no law that requires her to issue same-sex marriage licenses. The only law that mentions the matter explicitly forbids the issuance of those.
So why was she arrested? She was arrested for defying a federal judge’s instruction that she issue the marriage license. And the judge in question was “upholding the law” by instructing that she do the same.
What law? Courts aren’t in the law business. We have people who do that. It’s called the legislature.
So some dimwits on the United States Supreme Court –who don’t even know what a tax is, by the way– suddenly decided all by themselves that marriage includes two men.
Judges don’t make law. It’s embarrassing to watch when they try to do so.
So the federal judge in question put the woman in jail for defying his order that she uphold a law that doesn’t exist. It’s United Idiotdiction in action.
So if I were the Kentucky governor, I’d instruct the Kentucky State Police to arrest this idiot federal judge who obviously needs a few more credit hours at the law school of his choice. I’d say, “Idiot. You’ve imprisoned one of my citizens for defying your order to uphold nonexistent laws. Sign this piece of paper releasing her or you go to jail for using your office to coerce someone to break the law, namely Kentucky law which expressly forbids the activity you would use your office to compel. You’re lookin’ at five years, judge, and that’s just at the state level. Type up your papers, stupid.”
These idiot federal judges need to know their place. They work for a laughingstock whose “laws” no decent person would even bother reading, much less following.
This is not a religious conscience issue. This is a states rights issue.
I’d advise the clerk to bide her time in jail until this dummy judge learns law.
It’s an idiot jurisdiction that makes no sense whatsoever. Ignore it.
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