Should Kim Davis Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses?
Here is the story in a nutshell. In June 2015, the Supreme Court declared same sex marriage to be legal in all 50 states. It was a monumental decision. The country rejoiced...well, for the most part. Yes, there were some unhappy people, those who opposed this topic for many, many years - the same people who kept this from happening sooner. However, in a 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court, the decision was made that our country, as a whole, would recognize same-sex marriage.
Now, where does Kim Davis fit into this? Well, a week or so after this decision was made, a gay couple went into the office where she worked in Rowan Country, Kentucky to receive their marriage license. She denied them. She continued to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Why? Simply because she doesn't believe in same-sex marriage.
This eventually gained national attention. A woman from Kentucky, who refused to do her job, gained national media attention for not doing so. Those who praised her for "standing up" for her rights, had her back and supported her decision. Then there are people, like me who are of the belief that if you don't do your job, then you get fired. If you are being asked to do something you do not agree with, then quit. She was eventually arrested and put into jail for five days under the charges of being in contempt of court. Then she was once again allowed to return to work.
OK.That was a LARGE nutshell.
Here is my opinion on the matter: I have no problem if you disagree with the decision. I do not care whether or not you support same-sex marriage. That is your prerogative. I do care, however, if you aren't doing your job, yet still employed. There is a lot about this woman that counts against her. For example, she's been married four times and hasn't been faithful in her marriages. Now, she believes she has the right to consider same-sex marriage unnatural or sinful in the eyes of God.
I am not a gay woman. I am, however, a human being. The question being posed here is, should Kim Davis issue marriage licenses? The answer is YES. Her job is to issue them, not to determine whether their marriage is deemed righteous in the eyes of God. If she doesn't agree with what her job entails, then she should quit. She is not God, nor is she someone who should be judging someone else's desire to marry and his/her lifestyle, considering her past.
My answer to the question being posed is either distribute the licenses within the parameters of the FEDERAL LAW or quit and find a job that fits within your beliefs and moral principles.