By Cheryl Chumley
A Kentucky county clerk temporarily closed her office Thursday, hours after denying a marriage license to a same-sex couple, the third time she’s done so since courts, including one this week, ruled licenses for “gays” to marry must be issued.
Kim Davis, who lost her 6th Circuit Court of Appeals petition to deny the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses based on her religious beliefs on Wednesday, turned right around and defied that order the very next day. And it’s not her first time doing so.
Plaintiffs and “gay” couple James Yates and William Smith Jr. say they tried to get their marriage license from her on Thursday, but she replied: “Sorry guys,” and sent them on their way, the Courier-Journal said.
“It’s just making us want to press more,” Yates said, in the newspaper. “She can’t get away with this.”
The two men say they will return to the clerk’s office next week and request once again their certificate.
A note taped to the doors of Davis’ office around noon said: “sorry our office is closed for computer upgrades. ETA 1 hour.”
The office reopened around 1 p.m.
Earlier Thursday, Davis and an entourage of deputy clerks walked out of the office and drove away. She declined to comment.
As she left, homosexual activists shouted at her.
“Gay or straight, black or white, marriage is a civil right,” they chanted.
Davis has already rejected – twice – requests for the license from “gay” couple David Moore and David Ermold, who also reside in Rowan County. The Davis-Yates denial makes three for her.
And she’s not alone in her defiance of the courts, which includes the ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges from the U.S. Supreme Court ordering all states to open the doors to “gay” marriages.
Just recently, Casey County clerk Casey Davis said he might be willing to go to jail or even die before awarding same-sex marriage licenses.
“If it takes it, I will go to jail over – if it takes my life, I will die for [it] because I believe I owe that to the people that fought so I can have the freedom that I have,” he said, Raw Story reported.