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

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:

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.

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