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.
Davis said knowing that the pope agreed with what she was doing “kind of validates everything.”
Kim Davis was once a longtime Democrat in eastern Kentucky — but she’s now a national hero to Republicans.
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.
The twin GOP debates on Wednesday night were a five-hour opera of posturing nuttiness — but far from the only conservative inanity on display this week.
Stephen Colbert had a point for Justice Stephen Breyer: Cameras in the court would sure help to promote their books.
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.
Davis’ intransigence requires no Solomonic decision-making. She has no right to be Rowan County clerk. If she won’t do the job, she needs to step aside.
Ah, America, where you can simultaneously hold the Constitution up as a holy totem and conveniently forget anything in it you don’t like.
Stephen Colbert highlighted the merchandise being sold by the presidential campaigns, and presented his own idea for an alternative branded merchandise.
Christian conservatives are the most dominant group in Iowa’s GOP caucuses. Thus, the crazy contest to champion born-again, evangelical causes.
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.
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.
Just remember that there is something even more sacred than marriage: the campaign photo-op.
In the long run, what voters prize most is good judgment about the issues that most affect their lives, and racing to the scene of the latest controversy could be seen as opportunistic.
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.
“The governor’s refusal to take elementary steps to protect religious liberties has now landed Kim Davis in jail,” Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver said.
“The contempt order itself was unlawful,” Roger Gannam, a lawyer for Kim Davis, told Reuters.
Bearing witness to these unions were a legion of news cameras, capturing another small victory for marriage equality.
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.
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.
Tricky business, this righteous outrage. You have to be so careful not to sound like a hypocrite while you’re deriding hypocrisy.
In a brief but tense encounter between Davis and a couple dozen marriage equality demonstrators, the clerk repeatedly said she was not issuing licenses.
Homophobes, misogynists, bigots… what a wonderful world.