Kim Davis the Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couple, despite the Supreme Court saying it’s her job to, is going to jail.
Davis was holding fast to her assertions that her religious beliefs (she’s an Apostolic Christian) don’t allow her to issue marriage licenses to gay couple. The judge wasn’t having.
Reports the New York Times:
A federal judge here on Thursday ordered a defiant county clerk jailed for contempt of court because of her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite a United States Supreme Court ruling.
The clerk, Kim Davis of Rowan County, was sent to jail after a hearing before Judge David L. Bunning of Federal District Court. The contempt finding was another legal defeat for Ms. Davis, who has argued that she should not be forced to issue licenses that conflict with her religious beliefs.
“The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order,” Judge Bunning said. “If you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that’s what potentially causes problems.”
Judge Bunning said Ms. Davis, who is an elected official, would be released once she agreed to comply with his order and issue the marriage licenses.
Boo-hoo.This is where we remind you that Davis has been married four times. What’s her religious viewpoint on that?