Foundation Stands with Defiant Kentucky Clerk
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FOUNDATION STANDS WITH DEFIANT KENTUCKY CLERK
MONTGOMERY, AL: The Montgomery-based Foundation for Moral Law, a nonprofit corporation established to defend the Constitution as written and the right to acknowledge God in the public arena, stands firmly with the Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
Kim Davis, Clerk of Court in and for Rowan County, Kentucky, holds religious beliefs that conflict with same-sex marriage. She has therefore declared, “under God’s authority,” that she cannot issue licenses for same-sex marriages, even in the face of an order by a federal district court. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to intervene, so Ms. Davis could face contempt of court charges which could lead to fines or jail time.
Foundation President Kayla Moore called Ms. Davis a “woman of exemplary courage who is willing to risk her career to stand for what is right.” Ms. Moore added, “I hope and pray that millions will be inspired to follow her example.”
Foundation Senior Counsel John Eidsmoe said, “The reason the Supreme Court’s Obergefell fails to command respect is that it has no basis in the Constitution. Rather, it is simply an edict of five unelected lawyers, two of whom had no business deciding the case because they had themselves performed same-sex marriages. To regain the respect of the American people, the Court needs to interpret the Constitution for what it says rather than what the Justices wish it said.”
KY clerk’s same-sex marriage license fight gets AL nonprofit’s support
WSFA 12 News Staff
Posted: 09/01/2015 6:54 PM
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – A Kentucky clerk who is coming under increased pressure after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is getting support from the Montgomery, Alabama-based Foundation for Moral Law.
Rowan County (KY) Clerk Kim Davis is making headlines after a months-long legal battle that has left her in direct defiance of federal court orders to issue the licenses. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to intervene, leaving her no legal ground for appeal.
Still, Davis has been steadfast in her refusal to step down or start issuing the licenses citing “God’s authority”.
Davis’ refusal could mean contempt of court charges, fines, and even jail time.
Foundation President Kayla Moore called Ms. Davis a “woman of exemplary courage who is willing to risk her career to stand for what is right,” and added, “I hope and pray that millions will be inspired to follow her example.”
Kayla Moore is the wife of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who founded the nonprofit.