KY county goes with Kim Davis’s ‘work-around’ to hand out marriage license to same-sex couple

KY county goes with Kim Davis’s ‘work-around’ to hand out marriage license to same-sex couple
Source: Nathan Chute/Reuters

[Ed. – Basically, the county has made the city the fall-guy, and cites “federal court order” on the license.  Kim Davis’s name isn’t on it, nor does it reference Rowan County.  Most Americans are no longer equipped to realize the earthquake this is in our rule of law.  The rule of law is crumbling before our eyes.]

Kim Davis, America’s highest-profile county clerk, returned to work Monday vowing to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

But that didn’t stop Carmen and Shannon Wampler-Collins from successfully walking out of the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk’s office with a marriage license in hand. …

The marriage license that the couple received said “pursuant to federal court order” on it, and instead of listing Davis’ name and Rowan County, it says city of Morehead, the county seat.

David said Monday that any such licenses “will not [be] issued or authorized by me.” Her work-around is not to sign them but not interfere with her deputies who do give them out.

“(U.S. District Judge David Bunning) indicated last week that he was willing to accept altered marriage licenses even though he was not certain of their validity,” Davis said. “I, too, have great doubts whether the license issued under these conditions are even valid.”

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