Thats the woman that got jailed for refusing to give out marriage certificates to gay couples even though it's her job.
@Kyocera, when she went to jail, her lawyers compared her to mlk
@Kyocera, there's a big difference between a marriage license handed out by a church and one handed out by the state. Some people have a problem telling them apart
@Kyocera, I feel like she shouldn't have been arrested, but instead fired. You can't be put in jail for refusing to do your job, but you sure as hell can lose it.
@D0N RAM0N, Yeah but either way her job was to hand them out she was not there to decide who gets one and who doesn't
@Kyocera, yeah, but her basis for doing it was her religion. She's handing out licenses for the state on Kentucky, not the Baptist church
@Kyocera, @D0N RAM0N. Pretty sure you guys are agreeing here...
@NarwhalAssassin, Just to prevent the spread of misinformation, you are correct. You can't be arrested for not doing your job, but she was arrested for contempt of court. A judge ordered her to provide licenses and she refused, which is a crime. (Oh and her position was tenured so she couldn't be fired)
@Kyocera, well she is a government worker and government rules are different for working
@Dr Rick Sanchez, Alright. I didn't pay attention to the case much because it's so stupid. There's a reason we have separation of church and state, and it's so this doesn't happen
@Dr Rick Sanchez, i didn't know she had tenure. You are more usefull than most news channels
@NarwhalAssassin, I feel it. A lot of people are leaning towards eliminating marriage as a legal institution lately (but the civic and tax benefits make even more people want to keep it)
@The Vanguard, Haha thanks. And yeah i didn't know low level gov positions could be secured like that, but then again, maybe that's why everyone gets away with sh*tty service at the dmv lol
@NarwhalAssassin, she is an elected official so the only way to lose her job is by being impeached. She technically cannot be fired.
@D0N RAM0N, if refusing to do your job is a violation of law, you can.
@NarwhalAssassin, she swore an oath to do her job and was court ordered to give them out, the state governor is the only one with the power to recall or fire her, why he didn't do that I have no idea, it's Kentucky is my best guess
@NarwhalAssassin, she should have been fired, but since she's an elected official she couldn't be. And she was arrested because she was going against the constitution by not allowing the couples to be married.
@NarwhalAssassin, you can be put in jail if you are government employee and as a government employee deny civil rights to people.
@NarwhalAssassin, she was an elected official she could only be impeached a government official can be held in contemt of court
@NarwhalAssassin, no she broke the law.
@NarwhalAssassin, nowhere in the constitution does to seperate church and state, literally nowhere. You have freedom of religion, and the freedom for lack thereof, but not seperation of church and state. She choseto do what she thought right by her religion, that's alright. But she did break the law, and that ain't, so I say fine her and fire her, let that be the end of it.
@I am bacon man, yeah. I was barely awake at the time lol
@NarwhalAssassin, I don't know, I think it should be discrimination.
If it were religious marriage licenses/certificates whatever they use to ratify it, then she's in the right. But a state marriage license is a federal matter. Separation of church and state needs to be considered here imo. Do I think she is horribly in the wrong? Yes. Do I think she should have been jailed? No. All that did was fuel resentment and ignorance on a very modern topic. Personally I would have just fired her for not doing her job and been done with it, not turn it into a bucket of nationwide religious fodder for the media.
@TR Infiltrator, yes. I agree with you completely.
"Do your job or you're fired."
Simple. Clean. Efficient.
The woman is an ELECTED official serving as the county clerk. She refused to do her job by refusing to issues any marriage licenses. The Supreme Court ordered her to resume issuing the marriage licenses, she defied the court order. She was jailed for contempt of court. She used a religious argument in order to refuse to do the job she swore under oath to execute.
@JDPhi, She was not in any way jailed for her religious views. As an elected official, she had a constitutional obligation to execute her duties, regardless of her personal views. Her office is responsible to record and certify "this official thing happened." She refused to perform those services, even after a judge directly ordered her to resume. The judge had little choice but to incarcerate her because the supporters would pay all fines, preventing any actual punishment for her violation.
@JDPhi, She cannot simply be fired. As an elected official, she must be impeached by the County Government, recalled by a vote of the people, or resign by her own decision. Unfortunately, it's incredibly complicated to remove an elected official from office
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I think we can cut through all the quagmire of BS surrounding this woman with one simple statement.
"Fvck this bìtch!"
Waitor!! How dare you. Bring me this plate of politics and expect us to fight.
They are Satan
@Lemmiwinks Kilmister, praise baphomet
Remember when being martyred required you to actually die?
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