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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?
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.