Judge dismisses civil suits against Kim Davis

Apr 2013
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A federal judge has dismissed three lawsuits filed against Kentucky's Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples last year.

Davis drew international attention in 2015 when she said her Christian religious beliefs prevented her from providing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said the right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by the U.S. Constitution. And Davis was jailed briefly for contempt of court by U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning.

Couples who were denied licenses filed the federal lawsuits claiming a violation of civil rights.

On Thursday, Judge Bunning issued an order dismissing the lawsuits. Bunning noted that last January Gov. Matt Bevin signed an order removing names of county clerks from marriage licenses, and that the General Assembly later passed legislation which creates a new marriage license form that does not require the county clerk's signature.

"In light of these proceedings, and in view of the fact that the marriage licenses continue to be issued without incident, there no longer remains a case or controversy before the Court," Bunning wrote.

"Kim Davis has won! We celebrate this victory for her and for every American," said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, the international nonprofit group that has represented Davis. "...This victory is not just for Kim Davis. It is a victory for everyone who wants to remain true to their deeply-held religious beliefs regarding marriage while faithfully serving the public."


Judge dismisses civil suits against Kim Davis


 
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Kim Davis won when the state changed the law.
It's an even bigger victory for anyone that wants to be free from religious oppression and bigotry. No longer can some hypocritical, adulterous, piece of shit impose their personal views on the greater population.
 
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It's an even bigger victory for anyone that wants to be free from religious oppression and bigotry. No longer can some hypocritical, adulterous, piece of shit impose their personal views on the greater population.
Oppression and bigotry?
 
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No problem here. Like the judge said, in lieu of the fact licenses will continue to be issued unimpeded by anyone with religious objections, it's a moot point.

The gay couples won,the religious zealots lost, Davis got put in her place. Life goes on.
The law was changed because of Kim Davis. She won.
 
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It's an even bigger victory for anyone that wants to be free from religious oppression and bigotry. No longer can some hypocritical, adulterous, piece of shit impose their personal views on the greater population.
Who's bigotry was oppressing religious conviction? No one asked Gays to stop being Gay but, they sure as hell tried to stop this woman from practicing her religion.
 
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Who's bigotry was oppressing religious conviction? No one asked Gays to stop being Gay but, they sure as hell tried to stop this woman from practicing her religion.
And SHE sure as fuck tried to stop gays from getting married !!!!!! She, even though a hypocrite of the highest order, was seeking to impose HER WILL on the people of her county. At least narrow minded little bigots like her can't impose their will on anyone.
 
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