VIA| Religious freedom…it’s what’s for dinner. Remember Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis? She was center stage during the Supreme Court gay marriage ruling and was jailed for five days after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin announced that the state will no longer require county clerks’ signatures to be present on valid marriage licenses. This means that same-sex couples will continue to be able to get a marriage license in Kentucky and clerks with religious objections, like Davis, will not be required to sign or authorize the license.
Bevin, who replaced Democrat Steve Beshear for the state’s highest office, said in a statementthat the new adjustment will “ensure that the sincerely held religious beliefs of all Kentuckians are honored.”
“Executive Order 2015-048 directs the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to issue a revised marriage license form to the offices of all Kentucky County Clerks. The name of the County Clerk is no longer required to appear on the form,” Bevin’s office said in a statement announcing the executive order.
Prior to his election as governor, Bevin had pledged to aid religious people like Kim Davis, saying that removing the county clerks’ names from state marriage licenses would be “one thing [that] I will take care of right away.”
“Without any question I support her,” Bevin added in his September interview with the Courier-Journal.
Bevin was really close to defeating RINO Mitch McConnell for his Senate seat a while back, and he is already making some serious moves as Governor.
It’s funny how liberals only like defending religious liberty when it’s for radical Muslims or atheists offended by Christmas trees.
Don’t forget that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and we’re still a 70-plus percent Christian nation. It’s almost like the media and liberals distort facts and reality to try and fit their sick, twisted narrative.