Monday, August 31, 2015

Supreme Court Denies Anti-Gay Kentucky Clerk’s Stay Request

Kim Davis, the serial monogamist (or serial adulterer if one takes the Bible admonition against divorce literally) Kentucky County Clerk who has defied the orders of a U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples,  just got drop kicked by the United States Supreme Court which denied her request for a stay of the lower court rulings.  One can only hope that Davis will be quickly hit with contempt of court citation and that her nutcase counsel, Mat Staver, will be hit with sanctions for his frivolous appeals and stay requests.  One can further hope that this will be the end of Davis' ridiculous claims that her "religious freedom" is under attack when she obviously cares nothing about the Bible moral dictates given her multiple marriages.  Here are highlights via BuzzFeed:
The Supreme Court on Monday evening denied a Kentucky clerk’s request to keep enforcing her “no marriage licenses” policy — in attempt to avoid issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples — while she appeals the trial court’s preliminary ruling. 

The Rowan County clerk, Kimberly Davis, argues that she should be exempted from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples because she has a religious objection.

Three same-sex couples seeking to marry sued her, leading U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning to order Davis to stop enforcing her “no marriage licenses” policy against those couples.

He refused to put his order on hold while Davis appealed, but he temporarily put it on hold until Monday so Davis could seek a stay pending appeal from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. The 6th Circuit denied that request this past week, leading Davis to seek a stay from the Supreme Court.

The court gave no reasons in Monday evening’s brief order for denying her request that the trial court’s order to be put on hold while she appeals the matter. No justices publicly announced that they would have granted the request.

On Tuesday morning, there will be no question — at least as to the three same-sex couples who sued Davis — that Davis is under a federal court’s order to stop her “no marriage licenses” policy.  If Davis does not comply, a party could ask Bunning to hold her in contempt of court.

Personally, I hope they put her hypocrisy filled ass in jail for contempt of court.  Given her four marriages, it would seem that Davis views marriage as a form of legal prostitution rather than a sacrament ordained by god as she claims.   One would think that even  the increasingly loony Staver could have found a more credible champion for his "religious freedom" myth.

1 comment:

EdA said...

For what it's Mr. and Mrs. (probably not Ms) Mathew Staver pull in $290K a year for their garbage.