Thursday, September 3, 2015

First Things First

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?

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  1. News Update: Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who has been refusing to issue SSM marriage licenses, is on her way to jail for contempt of court. All but one of her deputies have apparently agreed to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She could have walked if she’d allowed her deputies to obey the law – but being the good Xtian she is, she refused and is now on her way to her private cell.

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