A Christmas gift for Kim Davis in Kentucky

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A Christmas gift for Kim Davis in Kentucky

I sus­pect if the pre­vi­ous gov­er­nor did this to defuse the whole Kim Davis busi­ness a Demo­c­rat might still gov­ern the state today.

Kentucky’s new gov­er­nor on Tues­day ordered county clerks’ names removed from state mar­riage license forms at the cen­ter of a con­tro­versy involv­ing Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed after refus­ing to issue licenses to gay couples.

Gov­er­nor Matt Bevin had said shortly after his elec­tion in Novem­ber, as only the sec­ond Repub­li­can gov­er­nor of Ken­tucky since 1971, that he would change the forms that had drawn objec­tions from Davis and some other clerks.

To ensure that the sin­cerely held reli­gious beliefs of all Ken­tuck­ians are hon­ored, I took action to revise the clerk mar­riage license form,” Bevin said in a statement.

Davis’s team was delighted:

“This is a won­der­ful Christ­mas gift for Kim Davis,” the group said. “Kim can cel­e­brate Christ­mas with her fam­ily know­ing she does not have to choose between her pub­lic office and her deeply-​held reli­gious convictions.”

I think dri­ving Kim Davis from the Demo­c­rat party will cost them for decades to come.

Note: I don’t recall the ACLU get­ting their knick­ers in an uproar over Obama’s exec orders.

I suspect if the previous governor did this to defuse the whole Kim Davis business a Democrat might still govern the state today.

Kentucky’s new governor on Tuesday ordered county clerks’ names removed from state marriage license forms at the center of a controversy involving Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed after refusing to issue licenses to gay couples.

Governor Matt Bevin had said shortly after his election in November, as only the second Republican governor of Kentucky since 1971, that he would change the forms that had drawn objections from Davis and some other clerks.

“To ensure that the sincerely held religious beliefs of all Kentuckians are honored, I took action to revise the clerk marriage license form,” Bevin said in a statement.

Davis’s team was delighted:

“This is a wonderful Christmas gift for Kim Davis,” the group said. “Kim can celebrate Christmas with her family knowing she does not have to choose between her public office and her deeply-held religious convictions.”

I think driving Kim Davis from the Democrat party will cost them for decades to come.

Note: I don’t recall the ACLU getting their knickers in an uproar over Obama’s exec orders.