After being jailed two weeks ago for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Kentucky court clerk Kim Davis was released, and she returned to work this morning. She held a brief press conference before returning to her job, and she told reporters that she now refuses to issue ANY marriage licenses, so long as she cannot have an accommodation where her name no longer appears on marriage license documents of which she does not approve.
“I’m here before you this morning as I return to work to say that I love my Lord Jesus, I love all people, and I love my job. I want to continue to serve all three as I have tried to do until now." She explained that her job now forces her to choose between work and religion, as issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in a court of law would violate her creed. “I’m here before you this morning with a seemingly impossible choice that I do not wish on any of my fellow Americans: my conscience or my freedom. My conscience or my ability to serve the people that I love."
“Effective immediately, and until an accommodation is provided by those with the authority to provide it, any marriage license issued by my office will not be issued or authorized by me,” Davis said. “I want the whole world to know, be no mistake about it, that if my deputy clerks, who do not have my authorization or the authority– they don’t have my authority to issue any license whatsoever.”
What do you think about Davis taking this stand in not issuing ANY marriage licenses until she receives an accommodation?