POV | County clerks need to follow the law
Was I personally in favor of redefining marriage to include same-sex couples? No. But I've always been in favor of allowing gay couples to enter into civil unions that would offer the same protections and responsibilities of marriage.
Maybe that's just semantics, but I just don't think "marriage" is the appropriate term.
I'm also burned out on the gay marriage controversy. Four percent of the population is making 80% of the noise lately, but now that it's settled, I hope we can move on.
Having said all that, let's get one thing straight: The Kentucky county clerks who are defying the recent Supreme Court decision by refusing to issue any marriage licenses are completely out of line. They swore to carry out the law and they're refusing to do that very thing.
It's that simple.
Some sympathizers are calling them heroes for their stance, but they're wrong. A hero would quit a job that meant disobeying their conscience. They wouldn't hang around and hypocritically take a paycheck for a job they refuse to do.
These are simply people who didn't get their way in a Supreme Court decision and are throwing a tantrum over it. Like it or not, gay marriage is now the law of the land, and as Americans entrusted to carry out that law, they need to do their job or quit.
There is no third option.
I'm Bill Lamb and that's my Point of View.