Sure, the Supreme Court may have ruled that it’s no longer legal to enforce an institutionally bigoted system of tiered citizenship when it comes to the way marriage licenses are administered by the government, but that doesn’t mean the people who are legally and professionally obligated to enact the laws of the land are just going to do what they’re told. There’s a little something called the Bible to take into account. Just ask Casey Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, who says that there should be an easier way for him to avoid doing his job, by making same sex couples apply for their marriage licenses online, that way he doesn’t have to look at them in the disgusting flesh. More or less.
“I think I deserve some sort of relief that I took my oath to do this job to the best of my ability so help me God,” Davis said. “I can’t go beyond what my conscience allows.”
He wouldn’t, for example, have to confront couples like the one seen in the video below, at another courthouse in Kentucky, who had the gall to assume the law would be enforced.
In the video, David Moore and his partner are condescended to, forced to wait while other heterosexual couples jump ahead of them in line, and ultimately turned away without the thing they came there for in the first place. The police are also called.
The clerk in question here, Kim Davis, is being sued by the ACLU for her traitorous dereliction of duty.
“Ms. Davis has the absolute right to believe whatever she wants about God, faith, and religion, but as a government official who swore an oath to uphold the law, she cannot pick and choose who she is going to serve, or which duties her office will perform based on her religious beliefs,” the Kentucky ACLU’s Laura Landenwich said in a statement.
If Davis has a problem with the law, perhaps she should take it to the Supreme Court.