Matt Bevin is running for governor of Kentucky. You might remember him as the guy who tried to primary Mitch McConnell a couple of years ago and lost badly. So if he’s whacky enough to lose to him, you know he’s not what you’d call mainstream.
Now of course he has an opinion on the trials of the Kentucky county clerk who won’t issue marriage licenses to anybody because Jesus and icky gays.
“I absolutely support her willingness to stand on her First Amendment rights,” he said. “Without any question I support her.”
How noble, except there is no First Amendment right to defy the Supreme Court’s rulings. Your rights end where the other person’s begin, and the couples — straight or gay — in Rowan County have a right to get a marriage license issued by the county.
So do the people of Kentucky really want a governor who seems to have slept through Grade 10 government class?