Because it does not need to be explained.

1 Sep

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I’ve been quietly fuming for weeks over the court house clerks who are refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, going against the US Supreme Court ruling, based on the clerks’ religious beliefs.

And so, when this piece at nbcnews states:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Kentucky county clerk’s request to deny gay marriage licenses on the basis of religious objections.

The court issued the one-line order without explanation.

I feel like slapping someone upside the head.

Sorry, devout whatever-you-believe-in, clerk of the court is not a position where you can refrain from performing the duties of the position, anymore than a firefighter could refuse to put out a fire, or rescue someone, because of that person’ gender identity or religious beliefs.

What’s next? Are clerks next going to deny marriage license to atheists–isn’t marriage, to them, a religious institution first and last?

And what about issuing marriage licenses to Jews or Muslims? After all, it probably goes against their ‘undisputed(ly) sincerely held religious beliefs’ that only Christians marriages are valid.

Oh and to Kim Davis lawyers?

Fuck. You.

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I just read that Kim Davis is still refusing to issue marriage licenses, citing God’s authority. I wonder how God is paying her salary–but since He, apparently, is her boss, He can continue to pay it when she’s fired from the court house.

 

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11 Responses to “Because it does not need to be explained.”

  1. bamaclm 01/09/2015 at 2:15 PM #

    Marriage is a civil contract. If you want to add some religious frou frous, that’s up to you. Christianity has nothing to do with issuing a license.

    It makes me furious every time I read something about this religious idiot. Hopefully, they’ll get her impeached – or whatever they have to do to get her out of there – soon.

    GAH!!

    • azteclady 01/09/2015 at 2:17 PM #

      Well, right now the ACLU is moving for the court to fine her and to find her in contempt.

      Me, I just want her fired. She can follow her religious convictions all she wants when she’s not working as a civil servant for the government.

      Separation of church and state came about in the US to provide both freedom of religion, and freedom from religion.

  2. Lori 02/09/2015 at 12:58 PM #

    I wonder how she would feel if someone had refused to issue her a 4th marriage license because obviously she doesn’t respect the sanctity of marriage.

    It’s her hypocrisy that kills me. Married 4 times. Refusing to do the job she’s paid for. Being a bigot in the name of the lord. And she calls herself a Christian.

    • azteclady 02/09/2015 at 1:01 PM #

      Oh? She’s married four times?

      Funny, that.

      Self-righteous douche, her.

  3. Jules Jones 03/09/2015 at 3:35 PM #

    Second most read story on the BBC news website as I type – she’s been sent to gaol.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34145941

    Quote from the judge: “Her good faith belief is simply not a viable defence,” said Mr Bunning. “Mrs Davis took an oath. Oaths mean things.”

    Having lived somewhere where mixed race marriages were a criminal offence, and this was justified on religious grounds, I am not engaging in hyperbole when I say that if she’s allowed to get away with this, the next thing will be a widespread outbreak in some US states of refusing to issue licences to mixed race couples on religious grounds.

    • azteclady 03/09/2015 at 7:35 PM #

      Exactly.

      And thank you for the link (I was mostly offline all day until now, so it’s the first I see of it).

      I’m not gleeful a woman is in jail feeling victimized, but I’m happy at least one judge understands that “letting one person’s beliefs supersede the authority of the court would be a dangerous example to set” and has the balls to make an example of a self righteous douche like Kim Davis.

  4. andarae 05/09/2015 at 10:20 PM #

    I so dislike this clerk. If your religion impacts your ability to do your job, you need to get a new job. >.<

    • azteclady 05/09/2015 at 10:28 PM #

      And now, self-righteous dick that she is, she’s become a martyr, getting financial and media support from the most narrow, fundamentalist Christian sects in the country.

      • andarae 07/09/2015 at 12:32 AM #

        It’s perhaps worth mentioning that I had a lightbulb moment the other day. This whole Duggar meltdown + other stuff…I was on the phone with my decade younger sister (who is cooler and snarkier than I will ever be), and I said tentatively “Did we grow up in a cult?” to which she said “DUH! Were the 7 kids and jean jumpers for all not a dead giveaway?!”

        So having been exposed to toxic masculinity, quiver-full, homeschooling, etc Fundamentalism…I’m confident in saying that’s a cult based on Christianity. It’s NOT Christianity. The problem is that it vaguely LOOKS like Christianity if you’re not looking closely enough.

        So I’ve started to gingerly step out and say that no, this behavior is not Christian, and those who attempt to bend the government to the will of their religion are not welcome to hold office.

        I also realized last week that I’m not a Republican anymore. That was heartbreaking…my family have been Republicans since prior to the Civil War, when we lived in an Ohio county bordering the Ohio river and saw enough of slavery to say “No thanks, we’d like to vote against that”. I registered Democrat last week and felt very much as though perhaps my politics hadn’t changed… my party has. It is supremely awkward to find that the places that used to fit you cannot hold you any longer.

        Anyway, I know who is on the right side of history. Future generations will not be kind to Kim Davis, just as we are not kind to Jefferson now.

      • azteclady 08/09/2015 at 11:02 PM #

        Have you ever watched The Newsroom? ETA: this clip

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