VIA| Due to the actions of county clerk Kim Davis, Kentucky has become a point of controversy for same sex marriage in the United States.
The Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriage is protected under the Constitution earlier this year. However, there are still questions by some people, such as Davis, who feel that signing her name to a same sex marriage license is a violation of her religion.
In order to fix this, it has been suggested that Kentucky remove the name and signature of the county clerk and any other individual from marriage licenses and other materials.
Bevin will enforce a reasonable accommodation re Kim Davis’s issue. Libs won’t be harmed, but are still freaking out https://t.co/qcu63hi1jU
— Joe the Dissident (@joethepatriotic) November 8, 2015
The Tea Party backed Governor-elect Matt Bevin, who won in a major upset last week, and said he will sign an executive order to fix the issue once he is sworn in. Bevin will be only the second Republican governor in the state in four decades.
— Intl. Business Times (@IBTimes) November 7, 2015
Bevin also split with Conway in his support for Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “I absolutely support her willingness to stand on her First Amendment rights,” he told The Courier Journal. “Without any question I support her.”
According to a Reuters report:
Kentucky Governor-elect Matt Bevin said on Friday that when he takes office in December he will order changes to the state marriage license form to appease clerks who have objected to issuing licenses to same-sex couples.
“One thing I will take care of right away is we will remove the names of the county clerks from the marriage form,” Bevin told reporters in the Capitol rotunda.
Bevin, the second Republican elected governor in Kentucky since 1971, said he would make the change by executive order.
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