Saturday, August 15, 2015

Rowan County, Kentucky: Where intransigence due to religious beliefs makes Kim Davis unfit for her job

Source:  Wikipedia

Kentucky Clerk Defies Court on Marriage Licenses for Gay Couples. (The New York Times, 8/13/2015)
Kim Davis, the clerk in Rowan County, who says her Christian faith bars her from authorizing same-sex marriages, has refused to issue any licenses, either to same-sex or heterosexual couples after the historic ruling in June in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. She has ignored a direct order from Gov. Steven L. Beshear that she do so.

Unlike numerous other eastern Kentucky counties, Rowan County's population is currently at its peak.

Barack Obama received a higher percentage of the vote in Rowan County (45%) than he did statewide (38%) in the 2012 Presidential election.

Source:  CNN

Related post: 
Meet the Republicans' same-sex marriage meme: "...five unelected judges..."  (6/27/2015)
Panderfest.  (6/27/2015)
Scott Walker's America: Where the right to discriminate is a deeply-held religious belief.  (6/26/2015)

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