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Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Held for Contempt of Court
Kim Davis went back to work on Monday, but was still adamant that she expects the State of Kentucky and the rest of the United States to make an "accommodation" so she doesn't have to do her job handing out marriage licenses to those nasty gay people she also says she loves as a Christian (but whom she wants to punish). Having deputy clerks do her job for her got her out of jail, but Kim isn't finished, not by a country mile.
Let's face it, this woman is a drama queen: married four times, dresses like Granny Clampett on national TV, going into ecstasy standing beside Mike Huckabee to the cheers of the crowd. She still thinks she is in control of the situation, even after jail time.
But she may be overplaying her crazy in tampering with the state of Kentucky marriage license form, changing the way it is signed. Her signature doesn't appear, and her Deputy is merely listed as "notary public," which is insulting if not an illegal demotion - I would sue her just for that. The ACLU has taken notice:
Upon returning to work Monday, Davis said the licenses issued by her deputy clerks would not have her name, title, or authorization on them. “Instead the licenses will state that they are issued pursuant to a federal order,” she said.
Davis also said she had “great doubts” about the validity of the licenses issued under these conditions.
“I’m fine with it. I have my marriage license. I believe it is valid,” Shannon Wampler-Collins, told BuzzFeed News after getting her marriage license on Monday.
The license says it is “issued … pursuant to federal court order.”
In addition, while Deputy Clerk Brian Mason’s name is on the license, the form identifies him as a “notary public” instead of a deputy clerk.
Those two most recent changes — naming a court order instead of Davis’s name and calling a deputy clerk a notary public — went further than changes that had been made to licenses issued while Davis was in jail, leading the ACLU, which has represented plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Davis, to suggest that the modified licenses may be invalid.
James Esseks, director of the group’s LGBT project, said in a statement Monday night he has “concerns about the validity of the marriage licenses issued today given the further alteration of the forms.” The group said it reviewing it’s options, but, when asked by BuzzFeed News, ACLU staff did not elaborate on its concerns with the legality of forms or explain what actions it could take.
Kim Davis to emerge shortly & announce decision. Sort of like Groundhog Day. Do we get 6 more weeks of protests? ^JC pic.twitter.com/CWwMirdwrN— Bluegrass Politics (@BGPolitics) September 14, 2015
#KimDavis says she doesn't want the attention, holds a press conference.— James Thieman (@JamesThieman) September 14, 2015
Carmen and Shannon Wompler-Collins: license does not have Kim Davis' name, instead "pursuant to federal court order" pic.twitter.com/Kw16DAxbqQ— Ryland Barton (@RylandKY) September 14, 2015
Looks like Deputy Rowan County Clerk Brian Mason has new title, "Marriage License Deputy" pic.twitter.com/if2U8aGdtd— Ryland Barton (@RylandKY) September 14, 2015
"Thank you, Brian!" cries marriage equality activists. "Shame on you, Brian!" opponents yell. ^JC pic.twitter.com/RJdJHLPfPf— Bluegrass Politics (@BGPolitics) September 14, 2015
Really outrageous that loony tune protesters are allowed INSIDE the office as license being issued. #KimDavis— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) September 14, 2015
Attorney for Kim Davis speaking now, he called her "the bravest woman in America" WHAS11 pic.twitter.com/9TYF8kPuAP— Michaela MacDonald (@WHAS11Michaela) September 14, 2015
Now that #KimDavis is an elected official that won't do her job, she's been made an honorary member of Congress.— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) September 14, 2015