Saturday, November 28, 2015

Kentucky Governor Restores Voting Rights Of Most Felons

Outgoing Democratic governor says his action will affect 180,000 people who have completed their sentences for non-violent felony convictions.

November 24, 2015

Republicans Win Governor’s Races In Mississippi, Kentucky

Kentucky Gov.-elect Matt Bevin’s path to victory included courting religious conservatives after meeting with embattled Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

November 4, 2015
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What To Watch For On Election Day

While no federal offices are on the table, results from these states this Election Day will have implications for House and Senate contests in 2016.

November 2, 2015

Pope Did Not Give Unconditional Support To Clerk In Gay Marriage Row: Vatican

The Vatican is backing away from the controversy, saying that Kim Davis was one of “several dozen” people that Pope Francis met — and he wasn’t the one who invited her.

October 2, 2015

Pope Secretly Met Kentucky Clerk Over Gay Marriage Licenses

Davis said knowing that the pope agreed with what she was doing “kind of validates everything.”

September 30, 2015

Kentucky Clerk In Gay Marriage Dispute Switches To Republican Party

Kim Davis was once a longtime Democrat in eastern Kentucky — but she’s now a national hero to Republicans.

September 25, 2015

Endorse This: The Book Of Kim Davis’ Job

If a clerk refuses to issue legal documents according to the relevant requirement of the law — then maybe she isn’t actually good at her job.

September 24, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Supreme Court Hazing?

Stephen Colbert had a point for Justice Stephen Breyer: Cameras in the court would sure help to promote their books.

September 15, 2015
A protester holds a sign in support of Kim Davis outside the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead

Kentucky County Clerk Won’t Authorize, Or Block, Marriage Licenses

Davis said she doubted the validity of the licenses that are set to be issued, which she said would state that they are being issued under U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s order.

September 14, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Undecided 2016’

Stephen Colbert highlighted the merchandise being sold by the presidential campaigns, and presented his own idea for an alternative branded merchandise.

September 10, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis celebrates her release from the Carter County Detention center in Grayson Kentucky

Kim Davis And The Iowa-Or-Bust Syndrome

Christian conservatives are the most dominant group in Iowa’s GOP caucuses. Thus, the crazy contest to champion born-again, evangelical causes.

September 10, 2015
Kim Davis hugs her attorney Mathew Stave after walking out of jail in Grayson Kentucky

What A Performance In Kentucky

Crying and laughing at the same time, Kim Davis acted as if it was all she could do to collect herself after her emancipation. Great showmanship on her part.

September 10, 2015

Eye Of The Copyright: Huckabee And Kim Davis Told To Back Off Rock Song

Mike Huckabee and Kim Davis might believe in the sanctity of heterosexual marriage — but they apparently don’t believe in the sanctity of intellectual property.

September 9, 2015

Endorse This: Cruz Controlled

Just remember that there is something even more sacred than marriage: the campaign photo-op.

September 9, 2015

Judge Releases Kim Davis From Jail; Rapturous Supporters Praise Her Courage

A Kentucky judge ordered the release Tuesday of Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who had been jailed for refusing to comply with a court order to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

September 8, 2015
David Jordan, a member of Chirst Fellowship in North Carolina, preaches in support of the prayer rally at the Carter County Detention Center for Rowan County clerk Kim Davis in Grayson

Kentucky Clerk Who Refused Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Starts New Appeal

“The contempt order itself was unlawful,” Roger Gannam, a lawyer for Kim Davis, told Reuters.

September 6, 2015

Endorse This: Love Wins (With A Court Order)

Bearing witness to these unions were a legion of news cameras, capturing another small victory for marriage equality.

September 4, 2015
Demonstrators stand on the front steps of the federal building waving a rainbow flag in protest of Rowan County clerk Kim Davis' arrival to attend a contempt of court hearing for her refusal to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples at the United States District Court in Ashland, Kentucky, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Tilley

Kentucky Clerk’s Office Issues Marriage License To Gay Couple, Ending Ban

A county clerk’s office in rural Kentucky issued a marriage license to a gay couple on Friday morning after defying a federal judge’s orders for months.

September 4, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis gestures as she refuses to issue marriage licenses to a same-sex couple in Morehead

Kentucky Clerk Jailed For Denying Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds was held in contempt of court and jailed.

September 3, 2015
Rowan County Kentucky Clerk  Kim Davis

Clerk Kim Davis Will Be A Lonely Footnote in History

Tricky business, this righteous outrage. You have to be so careful not to sound like a hypocrite while you’re deriding hypocrisy.

September 3, 2015
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The Four-Time Bride Who Won’t Let Gays Get Married

Why would people want to deny others rights and happiness in their personal lives, which should be none of their business?

September 3, 2015

Kentucky Clerk Continues To Deny Marriage Licenses, Defying Court Order

In a brief but tense encounter between Davis and a couple dozen marriage equality demonstrators, the clerk repeatedly said she was not issuing licenses.

September 1, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Beware The Gaystapo Goon Squad!

Homophobes, misogynists, bigots… what a wonderful world.

August 14, 2015

Kentucky Clerk Against Same-Sex Marriage: ‘I Hope They Don’t Sue Me’

“Making a difference for one couple versus another, that’s not what I’m out to do,” says the Kentucky clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

July 3, 2015
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State Judge Strikes Down Kentucky’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage, But Decision Put On Hold

A Franklin Circuit Court judge on Thursday struck down Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage, although he immediately put his decision on hold because the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on that ban in less than two weeks.

April 17, 2015
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