Last month, a gay couple seeking a marriage license in Kentucky’s Rowan County went up against Christian soldier/county clerk Kim Davis. It didn’t go so well.
“It was something I had prayed and fasted over,” Davis said later under oath. “It wasn’t a spur of the moment decision.”
David Vincent Moore and his fiancé returned this month with the knowledge that U.S. District Judge David Bunning wrote that Davis “is refusing to recognize the legal force of U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence in performing her duties” and her “religious convictions cannot excuse her from performing the duties that she took an oath to perform as Rowan County Clerk.”
Davis was absent when they returned — the official story is she’s on vacation. But that didn’t stop her from blocking the couple as they again attempted to exercise their legal rights.
A deputy clerk can be heard citing Davis’ decision to go against the federal judge’s order, and in the end they’re met with that dreaded line “there’s nothing that can be done.”
“People are cruel, and this is wrong, and that’s how it is,” Moore says to news cameras before exiting the building.