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War on Religion! ACLU Suing County Clerk Refusing to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

By Jeff Dunetz

“Today’s decision, for example, creates serious questions about religious liberty. Many good and decent people oppose same-sex marriage as a tenet of faith, and their freedom to exercise religion is—unlike the right imagined by the majority— actually spelled out in the Constitution.” Chief Justice Roberts from his dissent to Supreme Court same sex marriage decision, June 26, 2015

Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis (a Democrat) is being sued by the ACLU because she is refusing to issue any marriage licenses because her religious beliefs prevent her from recognizing same sex marriages.

As MRCTV reported last week, across the country there are clerks whose responsibility is to issue marriage licenses resigning or refusing to license any marriage in protest of the recent Supreme Court decision to make gay marriage legal.

Ms. Davis is refusing to issue any marriage licenses, trying to observe her religious beliefs while treating gay and heterosexual couples equally:

Davis is among a handful of public officials across the Bible Belt so repulsed by the thought of enabling a same-sex marriage that they are defying the U.S. Supreme Court and refusing to issue a license to anyone, gay or straight.

“It’s a deep-rooted conviction; my conscience won’t allow me to do that,” Davis told The Associated Press. “It goes against everything I hold dear, everything sacred in my life.”

In response to Ms. Davis’ refusal the ACLU has filed a lawsuit against her.

The suit alleges four couples in Rowan — two same-sex and two straight — who have sought marriage licenses are having their 14th Amendment rights violated as a result…

Read full article at MRC TV



 

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