A county clerk in Kentucky who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds denied licenses to gay couples on Tuesday, saying she was acting “under the authority of God,” just hours after the Supreme Court refused to support her position.
In a raucous scene, two same-sex couples walked into the Rowan County Courthouse, trailed by television cameras and chanting protesters on both sides of the issue, only to be told by the county clerk, Kim Davis, that she was denying them marriage licenses.
Ms. Davis at first remained in her office with the blinds drawn, while a deputy clerk told two couples, April Miller and Karen Roberts, and David Ermold and David Moore, that no licenses would be issued Tuesday.
“Tell her to come out and face the people she’s discriminating against,” Mr. Ermold shouted.
Ms. Davis emerged, argued briefly with the applicants, and asked them to leave.
Mr. Moore said he would remain in the clerk’s office until he and Mr. Ermold had a license.
“Then you’re going to have a long day,” she replied.
Davis came out of office briefly to speak to couple (part 1) pic.twitter.com/lzuHysWi0T
— Hillary Thornton Smith (@HillaryUKPR) September 1, 2015
She has since faced a lot of insults, ridicule and curses on social media with some calling for her to be arrested.
Here are a few comments we picked up;
1)Time to go to jail. This isn’t a discussion
2)Send this evil woman to jail until she does her job or resigns
3)Throw this zealot in jail. Enough is enough.
4)The United States can not allow anarchy. She has to be put in jail TODAY!
Reminds me of Jesus before He was Crucified. They shout Kill him! His blood will be on our heads! Crucify him! Give us Barnabas (a rapist, murderer etc)