Embattled Ky. clerk “wants to treat everyone equally” but…….
An attorney for Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, “wants to treat everyone equally, however her conscience does not allow her to,” her attorney says.
Harry Mihet, one of Davis’ attorney, told CBSN on Sunday, a day before Davis is set to return to work, that Davis “is seeking the ability to refuse to issue marriages licenses to all couples – not just same-sex couples.” Mihet said his client’s conscience does not allow her to issue same-sex marriages, saying it would go against Davis’ faith.
“The Supreme Court has said same-sex marriage is legal — she’s not trying to stop that,” Mihet said. “However, the Supreme Court has not decided that those marriages can be issued by a specific person in a specific county — irrespective of the damage that would do to that person’s conscience.”
Mihet said his client respects the separation of church and state but still feels she shouldn’t have to directly participate in issuing marriage licenses that go against her beliefs.
“The constitution and law do not force her to choose between her conscience and her livelihood,” Mihet said.
“We ought to be able to find a solution here that would allow Kim Davis to do what she loves to do, serve the people of Rowan County, while at the same time not having to violate her conscience.”
CBS News Correspondent Meg Oliver reports that over the weekend, Davis stayed out of sight. Mihet told the network she spent time reflecting on her faith and her freedom.
“She is still thinking and praying very long and very hard about what she will do,” Mihet said. “I don’t believe she has decided yet.”
“Planting Peace,” a non-profit organization, erected a new billboard in Morehead reading, “Dear Kim Davis, the fact that you can’t sell your daughter for three goats and a cow means we’ve already redefined marriage.”
Kim Davis’ lawyer: “She’s not going to violate her conscience”
The organization’s director of operations, Davis Hammet, told CBS News that he’s trying to send a message that will inspire Davis to think the situation through and “to recognize that she is acting as an agent of the government. And if she can’t fulfill that duty, to needs to resign.”
After five days behind bars, the 49-year-old Davis was released from jail last week. Her lawyer says a solution is still possible if they remove Davis’ name, title and authority from the marriage licenses.
During her absence, deputy clerks issued marriage licenses and vowed to continue even after she returns.
On Friday, Davis filed a motion asking the court to let her continue banning marriage licenses for her entire office until a lawsuit against her is settled. The earliest a decision is expected on that motion is Wednesday morning, her attorney tells CBS News.
Ok let’s get this straight:
She wants to treat everyone equally but God say no?
She does not want to marry anyone at all gay or straight?
She does not want her name on those licenses but refuses to resign her job?
($80,000 a yr.)
She still is pressured by outside people who are not going to do her jail time but are ok with her doing it?
Now she has a mouthpiece who is trying to get his name on national news by saying the utterly ridiculous?
How big of a zoo is this going to turn into?
Some people are still calling her a FUCKING HERO?
How in the FUCK did this FUCKING IDIOT get elected?
We must really be the laughing-stock of the entire world these days…….
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Leave it to 2016 presidential-hopeful Donald Trump to be at the forefront of discussing when and how he would deport over 30 million illegal immigrants currently living in the United States.
Unlike any of the other GOP presidential candidates, many of whom believe in a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, Trump said he can get the job done on illegal immigration in just his first term if he were president.
Participating on a dial-in call Thursday night with GOP voters, hosted by the Alabama Republican Party, Trump was asked about a timeline for removing undocumented immigrants in the United States illegally, and said the daunting task could be completed in two years or less, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“I think it’s a process that can take 18 months to two years if properly handled,” he said.
Trump acknowledged that while many estimate there are roughly 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., the number could be much higher.
“It’s been 11 million for years, but they don’t know what it is, it could be much more than that,” the real-estate tycoon added.
Trump spelled out that the more appealing of those removed could get in line to come back legally.
“We’re a nation of laws, and the word ‘illegal,’ as in illegal immigration, means they’re not here legally,” he told participants on the call. “We have to get them out. If we have wonderful cases, they can come back in, but they have to come back in legally.”
Once the deportations are complete, Trump said, he’d build a wall running along the border with Mexico.
Trump, with the help of Ann Coulter, was the first GOP presidential candidate to crack down on illegal immigration and discuss what exactly he would do.
Naturally, the other GOP candidates have had to piggy-back on Trump’s immigration rhetoric. And the media has been going wild, asking Trump constantly specifically how he would handle immigration, while not asking any of the other candidates the same question.
What do you think? Can Trump deport illegal immigrants in less than 2 years?
Personally I feel it would take 3 or 4 times that long to clear all the legal challenges. It would be tied up in the courts for years.
The current movements of feeling authority can be violently protested is showing some very bad results in behaviors of our kids.
Well done you fucked up non parental liberals.
Her memoirFast Girl is out Monday, and its upcoming release has the former track champion talking to Peopleabout what led her down that path: a then-undiagnosed bipolar disorder. “My bipolar was driven toward sex,” the 47-year-old explains. “It could have been driven towards drugs and alcohol, or gambling.”
Her first experience with an escort was on the occasion of her 20th anniversary; she suggested that she and her husband, Mark, spice things up by traveling from Wisconsin to Vegas and having a threesome. In an excerpt of her memoir published in Sports Illustrated, Favor Hamilton recounts their night with Pearl.
She writes, “Pearl had flipped a switch inside me, awakening a certainty that I could please clients even more than she’d pleased me.” She says that over a six-month period she convinced Mark to let her become an escort named “Kelly,” telling him, “It would be just one or two times with their top clients.” In Fast Girl, she recounts leaving “one of the fanciest hotel suites in Las Vegas” having just made $1,200. “This is way better than winning a race, I thought. This is better than competing in the Olympics.” She says that once the rush of pushing sexual boundaries started to fade, she began telling some clients her true identity. In December 2012, the Smoking Gun exposed her double life. A month later, her bipolar disorder was diagnosed. “I still crave that high,” she tells People. “I can’t say I’ll never act out in that way again.” But “now I have a new purpose,” she writes. “I want to share my story. I want to have the courage to keep fighting.”