The footage above is incredible, perhaps era-defining. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue a marriage license to a man named David V. Moore and his male partner of 17 years when they went to the Rowan County Clerk’s Office in Morehead, Kentucky on Monday. The pair were made to wait around while others cut ahead of them. When they finally were acknowledged by those working in the office, they were told to go to another county courthouse to obtain their license.
“We’re not issuing any licenses,” said a woman from behind the counter. “We’re just not gonna at this time, not even for other people...I’m sorry, that’s her choice. We have the right, too, as a Christian, she feels, not to issue this.”
What Kim Davis feels about this is incorrect and illegal.
Moore, his partner, and their friend who filmed the ordeal were told repeatedly to turn off their camera and they finally did once they finally got some face time with Davis. That face time did not yield a marriage license.
As county clerk I am responsible for providing many services to the people of Rowan county. These duties include general categories of clerical duties of the fiscal court: issuing and registering, recording and keeping various legal records, registering and purging voter rolls, and conducting election duties and tax duties.
Our office is here to serve the public in a friendly, professional and efficient manner. We are constantly striving to upgrade our services in order to better serve you.
Kim Davis is not doing her job and she should be fired.