What seems like forever ago, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis decided that her god hates gay people, and that she was clearly led by that god to discriminate against any homosexuals she came in contact with. Being in possibly the poorest and dumbest state in the entire country, Davis likely thought she would get away with the disgusting move to deny same-sex couples a legal marriage license that they were entitled to as Americans.
She was wrong.
The story made international headlines and Davis quickly became the laughing stock of the entire world when it was revealed that she was not as saintly as the phony demeanor she would have us all believe.
Divorce is a sin, Kim.
Davis ended up serving time in jail after refusing to follow a court order demanding that she issue the licenses to anyone qualified by law to receive one, leaving the state of Kentucky with a hefty legal bill of nearly $300k.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati just ruled that not only could Kentucky not get out of paying Davis’ court fees, but that Davis could now be sued by the gay people she harassed on her mission from god.
According to Reuters:
“In a 3-0 decision, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said Kim Davis can be sued in her individual capacity, though sovereign immunity shielded her from being sued in her former role as Rowan County Clerk.”
“Davis claimed that Obergefell v Hodges, the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, did not apply to her because she stopped issuing licenses to everyone regardless of sexual orientation, and the plaintiffs could have obtained licenses elsewhere.”
What’s unbelievable was that a county clerk not only thought she could simply stop doing her job and continue to be paid for it, but knew she could run what was a very special event for couples who’s right to marriage had been infringed upon since the day they were born.
The report continues:
“But the appeals court called the Supreme Court decision “as sweeping as it was unequivocal,” and said the respective couples – David Ermold and David Moore, and Will Smith and James Yates – could try to show that Davis acted unreasonably.”
The judge in the matter seemed almost bored with this “duh” ruling that frankly wasted a lot of time and resources because a hillbilly went on a Jesus crusade to do everything Jesus wouldn’t have done.
The judge had this to say about the ruling:
“In short, plaintiffs pleaded a violation of their right to marry: a right the Supreme Court clearly established in Obergefell. The district court therefore correctly denied qualified immunity to Davis.”
The Liberty Council, which represented Davis in court, gave this ludicrous response reminiscent of Trump’s delirium:
“At the end of the day, she will ultimately prevail. She had no hostility to anyone, given that she stopped issuing all marriage licenses.”
“The broader issue is what accommodation a court should provide someone based on their religious beliefs. It’s a matter of time before such a case goes squarely before the Supreme Court.”