From the lowest courts all the way to the Supreme Court, the right to gay marriage has now been acknowledged as the law of the land. Nonetheless, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis thinks her religious convictions should take precedence over that law, and continues to deny all marriage license requests in her jurisdiction.
And now, U.S. District Judge David Bunning has confused things even more by ruling that while Davis has no legal right to any more delays in carrying out the law, he's still going to stay that decision until a higher court can rule because of the "high emotions" surrounding the case.
Talk about passing the buck. Since when did "high emotions" become a valid excuse for delaying law enforcement?
As I've said before, I don't agree with the Supreme Court ruling, either. I believe the term "marriage" holds a special meaning that shouldn't apply to gay unions.
But I don't get to follow the laws I like and ignore the ones I don't. And neither should Kim Davis. If her religious convictions conflict with the job she was elected to do, that's fine, but then her only honorable option is to resign. And Judge Bunning's reluctance to carry through with his original ruling is not only delaying the inevitable, but also keeping Kentucky in a national spotlight that's downright embarrassing.
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I'm Bill Lamb and that's my Point of View.