Tag: Gay Marriage

Judge orders governor to address marriage licenses altered by Kim Davis

A federal judge has ordered Kentucky’s Democratic governor to weigh in on whether altered marriage licenses issued by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ office are valid.   Davis opposes same-sex marriage for religious reasons. She spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of a federal court […]

Legal Scholars Urge Officeholders: Refuse to Accept Same-Sex Marriage Opinion as Binding Precedent

A group of more than 60 legal scholars released a statement last week calling on all federal and state officeholders not to accept the Supreme Courts Obergefell v. Hodges decision–declaring a national right to same-same sex marriage–as binding precedent.One of the signers and authors of the statement was Robert. P. George, the founder of the American Principles […]

Legal experts, by dozens, want resistance to marriage ruling

Dozens of top legal scholars from the likes of Washington & Lee, Boston College, Kansas State, Notre Dame, University of Texas, Villanova, Vanderbilt, Hillsdale, University of Nebraska, Catholic University and Regent University have issued a statement encouraging all state and federal officials to treat the Supreme Court’s recent creation of “same-sex marriage” as “anti-constitutional and […]

Alabama judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriage

As Alabama’s all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state law to make it optional for counties to issue marriage licenses.   Now, some judges who oppose same-sex marriage are using the long-forgotten amendment to get out of the marriage business altogether rather […]

Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, in Dueling Speeches, Focus on Transgender Rights

In a forceful speech on Saturday to an influential gay rights group, Hillary Rodham Clinton reaffirmed her support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans.   Hours later, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is contemplating his own presidential run, stood before the same organization and praised Americans who have fought for gay rights. […]

Vatican: Pope’s Kim Davis meeting not meant to support her positioning

As if to answer that question, a press statement said that “the brief meeting between Mrs. Kim Davis and Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, DC has continued to provoke comments and discussion. In order to contribute to an objective understanding of what transpired I am able to clarify the following points:   […]

Oregon bakery owners refuse to pay damages in gay wedding cake case

The owners of an Oregon bakery are refusing to pay $135,000 in state-ordered damages to a same-sex couple who were denied service.   Melissa and Aaron Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, cited religious beliefs when they refused to bake a wedding cake for Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer more than two years ago.   […]

Vatican mum on details of Pope Francis meeting with Kim Davis

A Vatican spokesman said Wednesday morning that he does not deny that Pope Francis met with a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses.   “I do not deny that the meeting took place, but I have no comment to add,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said in a statement reported by Reuters. […]

Pope: Workers Have ‘Human Right’ to Refuse Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Pope Francis appeared to weigh in on the side of anti-gay-marriage clerk Kim Davis, saying government workers have a “human right” to refuse to carry out a duty if they have a “conscientious objection.”   While returning from his visit to the U.S., the pontiff told reporters aboard the papal plane Monday that anyone who […]

ACLU wants Kim Davis’ ‘scalp to hang on the wall’

Federal prisoner Kim Davis walked into the Kentucky jail cell wearing an orange jumpsuit and holding a Bible.   “When I went back into that holding cell I hit my knees and just prayed, just cried out for God to give me some peace and assurance that all was going to be well – and I […]