After being released from jail a little over a week ago for failure to issue same-sex marriage licenses, Kim Davis is back to work. She announced to the media outside the County Clerks office Monday morning that she will still not sign or issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but will not stop her deputy clerks from doing so.
“Effective immediately, and until an accommodation is provided by those with the authority to provide it, any marriage license issued by my office will not be issued or authorized by me,” Ms. Davis said. “I want the whole world to know.”
Davis and her lawyers have questioned if the marriage licenses will be valid without her signature. U.S. District Judge David Bunning “indicated last week that he was willing to accept altered marriage license even though he was not certain of their validity,” Davis said to the crowd. “I, too, have great doubts whether the license issued under these conditions are even valid.”The courts will have to decide if these licenses are valid, however, the bigger picture being missed here is that Davis is still ignoring a court order to issue marriage licenses and should not have been set free without either agreeing to issue them or resigning from her position.
As it stands right now, Davis is breaking the law and is getting away with it because people are too afraid to be accused to trampling on her religious freedom.
Yet no one’s religious freedom is being trampled on except those who are being refused marriage licenses by Davis who is forcing other Rowan County, Kentucky citizens to live by her religious beliefs. This is a clear violation of the Constitution of the United States.
Kim Davis should still be behind bars.
[Image: Kim Davis / Video screen capture via Twitter]