While the world waits to see what Rowan County clerk
Jim Crow Kim Davis will do when she returns to work Monday morning, she’s gone ahead with plans to sue the Governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshear, claiming his orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates her First Amendment rights.
The Governor has already petitioned the 6th Circuit and requested they promptly dismiss the case, and Kim Davis’ lawyers have filed a motion in opposition to that request.
The New Civil Rights Movement reports that Davis is suggesting that the District Judge’s insistence that she give marriage licenses to all couples has resulted in “immediate and irreparable injury to her individual religious liberty and free speech rights” and that she’s now “facing immediate and substantial harm and consequences for exercising her individual constitutional and statutory rights.”
Davis’ lawyers have previously said claimed Judge Bunning’s request to comply with his order to hand out marriage licenses is “factually impossible.”