Of course, proper nonviolent protest requires one to face the consequences of said disobedience. Freepers are not clear on this concept, and get their battle fury up again over a war they've already lost. But one could argue that's Freep in a nutshell...
Wonder what onedoug would say if this were some tenet of Sharia:
One either lives one’s faith, or one doesn’t.Ignoring the fact that this clerk has ordered her entire county to stand down, Personal Responsibility is re-fighting the gay wedding cake battle Freepers also lost:
God Bless Kim Davis.
Is this the only clerk in Kentucky who can issue marriage licenses? If not, seems to me the gays could get one at one of the clerks who’d be more than happy to issue it to them. If they don’t do that, I’m presuming that this is another “Bake the cake” scenario.Republican Wildcat throws out a ton of awful, awful legal arguments. Below is my favorite:
That’s another point I’m not sure her attorneys made - there is no valid law on the books for issuing licenses to anyone in this state as they were declared unconstitutional. Therefore, no licenses can be issued until and unless the laws are re-written to comply with the SCOTUS ruling. That has not occurred.SeekAndFind thinks Justice Kennedy saying Freedom of Speech is still a thing means there can be no consequences for disobeying the law:
Here’s another key section on religion from the Supreme Court's majority opinion authored by Justice Kennedy:sarge83 actually seems to understand how civil disobedience works, if misunderstand were America's sympathies lie:
“Finally, it must be emphasized that religions, and those who adhere to religious doctrines, may continue to advocate with utmost, sincere conviction that, by divine precepts, same-sex marriage should not be condoned. The First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection as they seek to teach the principles that are so fulfilling and so central to their lives and faiths , and to their own deep aspirations to continue the family structure they have long revered.”
I don't see how this clerk's action violate the decision of the Supreme Court based on what they themselves wrote.
This clerk needs to make sure if she is held in contempt and jailed she is videotaped being handcuffed and hauled to jail. So much for that great jurists Kennedy’s little by line about respecting people of faith. Was there ever a doubt it was nothing but a joke.kidd wonders about all those Muslim Official Pork Eaters and Hindu Cow Slaughterers:
Can we force feed pork to Muslims?Paladin2 seems to be up on a Supreme Court decision I must have missed:
Or make Hindus to kill cows?
ACLU: Trampling all over the first amendment to favor a contrived ruling.
What about the people who want to marry their dog?Paladin2 wants this Kentucky County to rise up and be a national embarrassment!
Her kocal Sheriff should arrest anybody trying to interfer with her private or public life.TBP argues the government has nothing to do with marriage:
If you work as a waiter and you refuse to serve food to ANYONE, would that be a problem?fwdude is all about that anti-gay Civil War:
Waiters are in private, service-oriented businesses.
The government does not need to be involved in marriage to make it valid. She just decided that since she cannot in good conscience issue marriage licenses to gays, she would just stop issuing any marriage licenses.
They’re different things.
It’s time for a militia to form to protect this brave woman from a totalitarian government.fwdude thinks the Supremacy Clause is a new thing:
State courts have essentially been disbanded and nullified under the new federal totalitarianism.Charles Henrickson seems to have forgotten the 14th Amendment entirely:
The county clerk is simply following the law of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. That law prohibits marriage between members of the same sex. The U.S. Supreme Court, in violation of the First and Tenth Amendments, has no business, none, telling Kentucky they can’t have such a law.