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originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: WeAreAWAKE
Yes..wasting your time, you stated she is only doing it herself? my understanding is she ordered her underlings not to supply licenses??
Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is back to work today — saying she will neither authorize such licenses nor stand in the way of her deputies if they wish to do so.
Kim Davis Back At Work, But Remains Defiant
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Can both sides just agree to disagree and leave each other alone as much as possible?
I'm sensing egos and not beliefs are showing here on both sides. Meanwhile there are a ton of more pressing matters to attend to in the world right now.
originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: xuenchen
Good to hear, too bad it had to be such a dog and pony show to get to this point. I wonder what will happen by the time the house sits again? will they remove her or let it be?, if it all blows over I wonder if she will be re-elected?
originally posted by: xuenchen
Partisan politics will play into the "impeachment" if she is actually ever impeached.
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
a reply to: vonclod
It's a long way from over.
Kentucky law says that the county clerk's name and office must appear on the marriage license. Kim is refusing to allow that to happen. The county attorney and attorney general say that the licenses issued without her name are valid. Maybe they know of some special legislation or situation that supports that, but I don't.
originally posted by: Grimpachi
I am pretty sure the name and office part are pre printed as part of the stationary licenses. I think all forms for her office have both her name and office printed on them.
The first couple to apply for a license Monday was Shannon Wampler and Carmen Collins. They stood at the counter for a half-hour, dozens of reporters gathering behind them and microphones bobbing above their heads.
Deputy clerk Brian Mason — sitting behind a sign that reads "marriage license deputy" — gave them a license despite his boss's objections and after a delay because of a printer problem. Protesters in the back heckled Mason, but he ignored them, initialed the license and shook the couple's hands.
As Davis indicated in her statement, the couple's license had the words "pursuant to federal court order" typed on it.
On Monday, her office altered the marriage licenses to remove her name. The licenses also say they're "pursuant to a court order." Deputy clerks, not Davis, are granting them.
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.
Lawyer Harry Mihet said Monday at a news conference: "The license that went out today does not violate Kim Davis's conscience. If it's satisfactory to the ... court, then I think we will have found that win-win solution that we have been asking for all along."