Thursday, July 23, 2015

Beshear: The Constitution Trumps Your Freakazoid Delusions

No, he didn't use those exact words. But that's the meaning, anyway.

The day after a federal judge heard arguments over a Rowan County clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses, Governor Steve Beshear is standing behind his view on the issue.

Beshear, during a news conference Tuesday for the state budget, was asked about the clerks who claim their religious freedoms are violated by the new laws.

The governor stood by his previous statements, saying the clerks must comply with the Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states.

"When you voluntarily decide to run for office, and you win, and you raise your hand and you take the oath to uphold the Constitutions of the United States... that oath doesn't say 'I will uphold the parts of the Constitution that I agree with and won't with the parts I don't agree with,'" Beshear said.

The ACLU filed a lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who stopped issuing marriage licenses because same-sex marriage violates her religious beliefs.

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