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.
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.
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.