KY Gov: Marriage Licenses Issued By Rowan County Clerks Are Valid

Though Kim Davis had hoped otherwise, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has announced that all marriage licenses issued by her Rowan County clerks while she was away (or refusing to sign off) are indeed valid. 

The Associated Press reports:

Kentucky state law requires that “every license blank shall contain the identical words and figures.” But Beshear noted that the federal judge overseeing Davis’ case has not raised any objections to the licenses.

The Republican president of Kentucky’s state Senate again called for a special session of the state legislature to change state law to exempt Davis and others who share her beliefs from jabbing to issue licenses. But Beshear again rejected that on Monday.

On Monday as she returned to work after a holiday spent in jail, Kim told reporters: “Effective immediately, and until an access is provided by those with authority to provide it, any license issued by my office will not be issued by me. My deputy clerks do not have the authority to issue a license…Any unauthorized license that they will issue will not have my name on it, but they will say that they are issued pursuant to an authorized court order.”

Kim also pleaded with Gov. Beshear to exempt her from having to do her job and follow the Supreme Court's orders as she came back to work. “I urge governor Beshear, the legislature, and the court to intervene," she said. "They have the authority to provide these types of accommodations.” As noted above, Beshear rejected that once again. 

 

 

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The Bible is a bad work of fiction, Jesus is her imaginary friend and the world will be better off when we stop believing in fairy tales.  DO YOUR FUCKING JOB!  The whole concept of an "exemption" is stupid. You get paid 80K a year to sign your fucking name not judge people. 

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i say the judge or who ever should dock her pay for every day she refuses to do the job she agreed to when taking office and upholding all the laws of the land. hit her where it counts most, the pocket.

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It is a serious problem with organised religion. It is oppressive and in this case homophobic. She does not have the mental, emotional or intellectual capacity to understand the simple notion of equal rights because she is blinded by a dead false religious belief system.

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Burn her at the cross ..

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Waste of good firewood. 

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The truth is .. She is NOT representative of Jesus at all .. I do not belong to any "brand name" religion .. I am a recovering catholic .. And a proud gay man about to be married to a wonderful man .. Anyone who is truly a Jesus "follower" .. Understands that Jesus loved and accepted EVERYONE .. And taught that we are to JUDGE NOT .. anyone who claims to follow Jesus .. Who doesn't adhere to those basic principles .. In my mind .. Missed the point .. And is NOT a true follower of Jesus .. Just a self righteous hypocritical bigot looking for a platform .. 

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This whole ordeal is ridiculous!  I as a Canadian can't for the life of me understand how a "PUBLIC SERVANT" can make an autocratic decision to not do her expected job, by hiding behind the vail of religious values.  She is just not doing her sworn job!  Plain and simple!

I am a Registered Nurse and I serve the public.  That means that my beliefs have no place in looking after my patients.  I can't stop looking after a patient because my religious values don't believe in abortion.  She on the other hand feels she can. 

Now I am not an American, truly my countries values are different.  I must question though, since there is a separation of church and state in your constitution, does that mean Ms. Davis legally is required to put her values aside and just do her job?

Stephen

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Brilliantly put.

She is welcome to her beliefs, as far as they affect HER.
However, she is PAID to do a job by the government!

PLEASE do NOT attempt to ram YOUR religious bigotry down MY throat, Kim!

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First of all she is an elected official so she has to be impeached or resign.  Cannot be fired or forced to resign.  They could call a special session of KY legislature to impeach her at much cost to the KY taxpayers.   As she is not able to fulfill her duties she should be impeached, and be made to pay back any monies she earned while NOT doing her job completely.  The KY legislature won't have regular session again til January at which time they can then impeach her, in the meantime status quo will have to do unless she chooses to resign.  All marriage licenses are valid without her signature as long as a judge says so.  She does have a right to believe anything she wants to believe and that is fine as long as it does not keep her from doing her job, which it has been.  She has such a conscience about going against Gods law to issue licenses to any lgbt couples,  and yet as someone stated earlier she has no conscience about taking taxpayer money for not doing her job.  Hm, definitely selective religion and misplaced values.  She says she doesn't hate anyone and yet stands in the way of love.  She forgot to add she doesn't hate anyone that  believes the same things as she does only.  Very much a hypocrite, and false.  Too bad there are still people like that in this world.

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Impeachment please, get the necessary signatures.

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You wouldn't get any signatures there. They are all Freaks For Jesus.

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I have no patience or tolerance for any self respected woman to show up in public displaying this atrocious hair style and the most alarming and depressing outfits..  An $80,000 salary in Kentucky should buy this woman the best hair salon and frequent visits to Macy's for sharp and elegant outfits...  Instead she chooses to look like the cook at an Amish cheap restaurant...  How can any man could keep an erection looking at this "disastrous woman" is beyond my comprehension....

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Kentucky has a governor for the people. His separation of church and state should be followed by those who think they are above the law.

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She is redundant...the Commonwealth of Kentucky can save $80,000 per year by abolishing her job..she is an embarrassment to the state..

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AGREED! I second... all those in motion say Yay!

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Fire the bitch!

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Money talks, Bull$&1# walks. It has always been about the $80,000.00 and nothing else.

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She should be impeached and go apply to lead the womens ministry at westbro Baptist.....but wait even the bigots dont want her

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She also took an oath of office with her hand on the Bible.   By doing that, she has already been going against her religion by saying "So Help Me God".   She is a fraud and should be impeached when the regular session resumes.  She has made our great state of Kentucky a laughing stock.   Everyone in all 50 states knows she is a bigoted hypocrite.   

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Don't fire her, strip her of her title and demote her to janitor and she to over qualified for a raise and she will be cleaning crap out of a toilet for the rest of her life.

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Good, then throw them all in the federal pen for breaking federal laws. If that were you or I we would have been wearing orange jump suits, or prison stripes from the beginning.

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Dude why hasn't she been fired yet? Is it true what they say? Government employees can't get fired? You would think she would have been ordered to resign by now. Bitch needs another line of work. 

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It's not that she's a government employee, she's an elected official. She's been asked to resign and has declined to do so.

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Tenacity and stupidity are different .

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Everyone has a right to follow his conscience. 

One does not have a right to neglect the duties of one's job and still get paid. 

If Kim Davis cannot do her job, the honorable thing for her to do would be to resign. Taking a paycheck and not fulfilling her job obligations is theft of public money. 

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She has defied numerous court orders, she's ramming her "religious objections" down peoples throats, she has bullied her fellow coworkers into not giving out licenses and is not doing her job at all. I don't care if you can't fire her--she's causing embarrassment and stress for the people of KY. She should be thrown out of office.

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Step one. Fire here!
Step two. Wtf Kentucky letting this crazy woman run this! Take control!
Step three. Close the office! Why embarrass people and mess with there feelings. Have couples go to different offices!

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She has every right to believe what she wants....the whole issue is that her beliefs are preventing her from upholding the Constitution and fulfilling the duties she is accepting a paycheck for.

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She's doing this for the attention.   I don't admire anyone who discriminates against anyone.  

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I admire her tenacity in sticking to what she believes in, in the face of tremendous opposition.

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Of course you admire her, because you are uneducated, ignorant, trailer park trash just like she is!

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Not necessarily. You don't have to like or agree with a person to admire their tenacity and unwavering devotion to their beliefs. It doesn't make them good people, but it is admirable.

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Admiration for BLATANT DISRESPECT FOR OUR CONSTITUTION. you must not be an American! !! Or you are a True Idiot!!!

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No, another self serving Jesus Freak!

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