Thursday, September 10, 2015

Was He Being Tactful?

September 10, 2015

The Kentucky clerk who wouldn’t issue marriage licenses to gay couples is back on the job, but she can no longer order her deputies to refuse to issue licenses. I liked the argument of one of the judges, who said that if clerks could refuse to hand out licenses on religious grounds, a Catholic could deny a license to a divorced person whose first marriage hadn’t been annulled by the Church.

What he kindly didn’t say was that, if that were the case, Ms. Davis would not have been able to get licenses for her 2nd, 3rd, and 4th marriages.

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