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Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, was released from jail yesterday after being put in for not issuing gay couples marriage licenses.
Her reasoning behind not issuing these licenses? It’s against her religion. She cited "God's authority" and her religious objections to marriage equality. Perhaps a government worker can’t separate church and state, then maybe she shouldn’t work for the government?
The court freed Davis on one condition: she can’t stop her deputy clerks from giving out marriage licenses.
When she was released from prison, there was a whole event and crowd that greeted her. She entered to the “Eye of the Tiger” theme. Let it be noted that Survivor did not approve of their song for that event.
And the potential Republican Presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz were there for all the action. Oh Teddy...
yup they sued them for using their song
She broke the law! Bottom line.
I really enjoyed George Takei's response to this issue (because I am a huge nerd and love Star Trek): "The First Amendment has two clauses that are relevant here. One is the Establishment Clause, and the other is the Prohibition Clause. Congress may not prohibit free worship, and that is what so many claim, wrongly, is being violated. But it is also not empowered to establish any religion, nor to enact any laws favoring one religion over the other. Permitting a state employee to foist her religion upon others, denying them a fundamental right as articulated by the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell, would be to give government, through this agent, the power to impose religious doctrine and viewpoint. That it cannot do. Ms. Davis is in effect establishing religion by using her governmental powers to impose her religious views."
There goes away a vote for Ted Cruz.
@shannonl5 it was all you girl. ;)
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