Kim Davis: “I was obeying my law.”

It looks like someone’s getting lonely now that the limelight has finally shifted away from her, as Kim Davis has has resurfaced and it seems that she has not learned anything from her experiences at all.

She discussed her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples with Truths That Transform, saying: “I was obeying my law. I had couples bring in the whole Supreme Court ruling and I said, ‘You know, I really don’t need to see this because that’s not a law, that’s a ruling’ (and they’d say) ‘Well, why won’t you do this?'”

“And so then I go to the Bible and I’d tell them, (and they’d respond,) ‘Don’t be reading me the Bible.’ Well, you asked why I couldn’t issue you a marriage license and I’m explaining to you, I’m showing you why I cannot. They didn’t want to hear that though. They wanted to shove that paper down my throat and make me eat it for my dinner.”

I think we would all like to remind Kim Davis of the 14th amendment, so here it is: “The 14th amendment addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws, and was proposed in response to issues related to former slaves following the American Civil War. The amendment was bitterly contested, particularly by Southern states, which were forced to ratify it in order for them to regain representation in Congress. The Fourteenth Amendment, particularly its first section, is one of the most litigated parts of the Constitution, forming the basis for landmark decisions such as Roe v. Wade (1973) regarding abortion, Bush v. Gore (2000) regarding the 2000 presidential election, and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) regarding same-sex marriage. The amendment limits the actions of all state and local officials, including those acting on behalf of such an official.”

TL;DR: Kim Davis’ “laws” are not laws, as they are inherently unconstitutional. It’s a sad state of affairs when I, a British person, seem to know that better than Kim Davis.

You can watch the interview below.

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Kim Davis: "I was obeying my law."
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Kim Davis says she was "obeying my law" when she denied marriage licenses to gay couples.