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Dan Savage tackled the hypocrisy of Kentucky's renegade anti-LGBT clerk, Kim Davis', refusal to issue marriage licenses citing her religious beliefs on Tuesday night's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell. Davis has been married four times and admitted in court to adultery. She has acknowledged through her attorney that she had made "major mistakes" before she was born again, according to the Associated Press. Court records show Davis has been married to her current husband twice, with a divorce and another husband in between, according to a US News & World Report story that may prompt readers to reach for a pencil and a scorecard. Davis, 48, married her first husband, Dwain Wallace, when she was 18. They divorced in 1994. Five months after divorcing her first husband, Davis gave birth to twins fathered by her third husband, Thomas McIntyre. The children were adopted by Joe Davis, who married her in 1996, divorced her, then remarried her in 2009. Read more about Joe Davis here. She is currently married to Davis, who is simultaneously her second, fourth, current and ex-husband. The one thing that hasn't changed for Davis is her job, working in the county clerk's office throughout each of her divorces. While she claims issuing a marriage license to a same-sex couple would violate "a central teaching" of the Bible, both adultery and divorce are considered grave sins according to Christian teachings.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
That sounds WAY too expensive and tedious.
This lady gets paid with tax money. Therefore a gay person paying taxes has the RIGHT to be issued a marriage certificate by this lady. She should DEFINITELY be fired and not only that, jailed. You are just suggesting Segregation here.
Oh yeah, gay bars don't kick you out if you are straight. So just because they advertise their gay friendliness doesn't mean they discriminate against straight people.
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: Annee
Darn, I guess the anti gay groups chose the wrong martyr this time, or then again, been born again Christian erase any sins the person have Right?
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
One thing I'm learning from this whole thing is that I could live an incredibly sinful life, wallow in it -- get really muddy with sin and just become "born again" and have the religious community accept me.
Sounds like if you truly are sincere and repent for your sins you'll be forgiven -- so why not 'sin it up' until your death bead, eh?
originally posted by: johnnyjoe1979
Let's just go back in time and ban homosexuality because the majority is heterosexual and has to spend a lot of time (and time is money) to learn how to deal with homosexuality. A few decades ago there was a system in place, people would just get labeled mentally ill and get treatment, it was all done and paid for by the public.
Point being homosexuality costs society a lot of money as well, while a heterosexual doesn't get any profit by paying for something that serves the LGBT cause in any way.
Why should I pay for things I don't agree with personally or get something for in return?
I don't agree with jail, she could at best get fired,
"So you got fired huh, why?" - "Because of gays and their problems...".
The right thing to do is to offer her a resignation and a sum of money
because when she took the job and the oath, the laws were different and those laws she agreed to at the time.
Now there's need for change, sure but it isn't her fault in any way.
They just quietly went about their business, doing good without recognition.
“religious freedom is the freedom to believe what I believe, to have a moral code, to believe in a higher power, and to be able to guide my life that way if it doesn’t discriminate against another person’s experience.” The key being that it cannot “devalue someone else” or “take away the rights of another person
RANKFORT, Ky. -- The Republican president of the Kentucky state Senate has asked a federal judge to withhold his ruling ordering a county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Republican Senate President Robert Stivers says U.S. District Judge David Bunning needs to give the state legislature time to pass a law that would exempt Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis from having to issue marriage licenses. The state legislature is not in session and won't be until January. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has refused to call for a special session, arguing it would waste taxpayer money for an issue that only affects one clerk.
Stivers says nearly all of Kentucky's laws governing marriage are invalid following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in June that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. For example, Kentucky's state law requires a couple seeking a marriage license to apply for one in the county "in which the female resides" or at another county so long as the woman applies for it.