“The clerk of Casey County, Kentucky is refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite the order of Democrat Gov. Steve Beshear.
During a private meeting, Beshear told county clerk Casey Davis Thursday that he should issue same-sex marriage licenses or resign, reports Kentucky.com. Davis said he is refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because same-sex marriage is against his religious beliefs, and he is also refusing to resign his post.
Prior to meeting with Beshear, Davis said he was willing to go to jail for his religious beliefs.
“If that’s what it takes to express freedom of religion, I’m willing to do this,” the clerk said.
Beshear later said that while he respects Davis’ personal beliefs, the clerk took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution which, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled at the end of June, now recognizes same-sex marriages nationwide. The governor said that county attorney Thomas Weddle Jr. advised Davis that the oath of office he took requires him to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and added that the courts and the voters will “deal appropriately” with clerks who do not obey the law”
The rubber is going to hit the road on this issue
You can’t take thousands of years of religious belief and tradition and flush it with one ruling by black robed unelected men
Across the country people are going to be making a stand for for religious freedom
Find someone to stand with
Unless you believe that the SCOTUS should be trusted as the moral compass for the nation