Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NOM: Give us money because those mean gays are picking on Kim Davis

Brian Brown and his National Organization for Marriage make less sense by the day. This afternoon Brown indulges in an incoherent diatribe titled “Kim Davis is Why We Must Fight.” While it is true that Davis has an ongoing appeal she is currently out of options. She is obligated to issue marriage licenses to all those who qualify. If she is unable, or unwilling, to do her job then she should resign. There is little that NOM or Brown can do to alter things. Brown is all mixed up:
This puts Kim Davis in a terrible spot because it's she, personally, whose name is on a marriage license in Rowan County and whose signature attests that the couple is indeed married. The trouble is that two men cannot be married to each other, nor two women — regardless of what any court states.
Baloney (I'm trying to clean it up a bit). Oh fuck it. Bullshit! Her name is on the form as the county clerk and the license only attests to the fact that the couple meet the legal requirements to marry — not that they are married. Brown can claim forever that same-sex couples cannot marry. The simple fact is that the Supreme Court of the United States disagrees. Their opinion is the only opinion that counts.

As the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals put it:
In light of the binding holding of Obergefell, it cannot be defensibly argued that the holder of the Rowan County Clerk’s office, apart from who personally occupies that office, may decline to act in conformity with the United States Constitution as interpreted by a dispositive holding of the United States Supreme Court.
In other words, this issue was settle on June 26.

The inevitable:
Kim Davis is why we fight. Please stand with us to fight by making an immediate contribution of $25, $50, $100 or $250 or more.
A lot of good that's going to do unless you count providing for Brian Brown's nine children as a benefit to Kim Davis. My bet, by the way, is that Brown's tasteless Christmas card (organizational Christmas cards should have pictures of staff not the CEO's family) will show Mrs. Brown pregnant with child ten. What a life.

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