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Wed Sep 9, 2015, 10:52 AM

Kim Davis Is Winning

Kim Davis Is Winning

The Rowan County Clerk’s resistance to the erosion of religious liberty is reenergizing broader movement.

Emma Green | 10:31 AM ET

After Obergefell came down, Kim Davis wasn’t the only clerk who objected to same-sex marriage. She was just the only one who refused either to perform her job, or quit it. In Texas, Rusk County Clerk Joyce Lewis-Kugle stepped down, as did Live Oak County Clerk Karen Irving. Cleburn County, Arkansas, lost its clerk, as did Grenada County, Mississippi; the clerks office in Decatur County, Tennessee, lost its entire staff.

As it became clear that the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, wasn’t going to back down, she was roundly mocked on political left. Religious-freedom cases will emerge in light of same-sex marriage, legal experts said, but this isn’t the winner; after all, clerks are government employees, tasked with executing laws.

Welp, Kim Davis and her lawyers just tussled with a federal judge, and they pretty much whooped him.

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Wed Sep 9, 2015, 10:57 AM

1. Did Kim(eh) and Joe go get some ice cream?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2015, 11:27 AM

2. Nope. n/t

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Wed Sep 9, 2015, 11:37 AM

4. No she did not.

No one goes to jail indefinitely for Contempt, and her release was conditional. Also, she is an elected official and even I don't like removing one unless it's absolutely necessary and a last resort. If she keeps refusing to obey the law, there will be further consequences.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2015, 11:45 AM

5. Yeah, that would be Sheen-winning.

They did not 'whoop' the judge. And the second she starts trying to stop gay marriage licenses being issued again, she'll be right back behind bars.

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