Viral video shows Kentucky County clerk denying gay couple a marriage license

David V. Moore and his partner of 17 years when went to the Rowan County Clerk’s Office in Morehead, Kentucky on Monday seeking a marriage license, only to be ignored while others cut ahead of them.

The video below is disturbing for a number of reasons, but mainly because it’s the result of things a government employee – who’s paid by your tax dollars — “feels.”

David V. Moore and his partner of 17 years when went to the Rowan County Clerk’s Office in Morehead, Kentucky on Monday seeking a marriage license, only to be ignored while others cut ahead of them.

From The New Civil Rights Movement:

After waiting over 10 minutes in the Rowan County, Kentucky courthouse, a police officer is summoned and then allows the couple to approach the clerk’s counter. They are told the clerk is “busy,” but when she finally appears she demands they stop recording – despite the fact that they have a legal right to do so.

The clerk, Kim Davis, is being sued by the ACLU for refusing to carry out her duties of issuing marriage licenses. She is being represented, of course, by Liberty Counsel.

Moore in the video shows Davis a letter from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear directing all clerks to comply with the Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision, as well as the complete Supreme Court ruling.

Davis, in a clear violation of the law and her duties as a government employee, refuses.

“Ms. Davis has the absolute right to believe whatever she wants about God, faith, and religion, but as a government official who swore an oath to uphold the law,” ACLU of Kentucky Cooperating Attorney Laura Landenwich said in a statement. “She cannot pick and choose who she is going to serve, or which duties her office will perform based on her religious beliefs.”

Not surprisingly, Davis claims she’s the victim because “five lawyers have imposed their personal view of what the definition of marriage should be on the rest of us. And I, as a Christian, have strong views, too. And I know I don’t stand alone.”

Watch the video below. At about the 9:30 mark is where the confrontation heats up:



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    paul kalman

    July 8, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    she should be ashamed of herself, and like other clerks who cannot in good faith uphold the law, resign right away and make room for one who can. If she cannot resign, she should be charged with obstruction of justice and malfeasance of office.

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    Debbie Mccormack

    July 8, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    He has every right to apply for a marriage license! It is protected under an amendment and should be enforced. No matter what her beliefs are, they should not conflict with her duties as an officer of the court.

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    Bart Grossman

    July 9, 2015 at 1:02 am

    They should initiate a taxpayer’s lawsuit. They are being denied services to which they are entitled and for which they pay taxes.

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    Roderick b

    July 9, 2015 at 1:42 am

    She’s been married 4 times but marrying a gay couple is against her religion? Makes no sense.

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    Juanita Boston

    July 9, 2015 at 3:23 am

    I could do that job! Where do I apply?

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    Frank C

    July 9, 2015 at 4:42 am

    What a shame that someone could be so vicious and cruel to another human being. She really needs to sole search and look at the hate she has for someone she doesn’t even know. This shows how religious she is

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    July 9, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    This is SO F***ING absurd! These people took an oath to uphold the law & are clearly in violation of doing so. If your “so called” beliefs are to deny ones civil rights then get the F**K out of the public sector! On a funnier note, I can’t help but notice the man telling them to go to other counties has quite the feminine tone himself! Lol…..

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