Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Beshear: No New Law Needed on Marriage

Just obey the fucking Supreme Court, you freakazoid morons.

But Kentucky's repug legislators are desperate for an issue that will help them flip the Democratic House to a repug majority next year, thus paving the way for likely new Governor Matt Bevin to fuck Kentucky down to Kansas levels of lords-n-serfs feudalistic penury.

So what if a law declaring that freakazoid hate trumps constitutional human and civil rights defies the Supreme Court?  Kentucky repugs have been passing unconstitutional laws defying the Supreme Court on school desegregation, abortion and more for decades.

They're slavering like rabid wolves for a chance to make Democratic legislators vote against babby jeebus.

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear will not call a special session of Kentucky's legislature to deal with local officials who have stopped issuing marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.

Tuesday, Kentucky's Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo asked Beshear to call the legislature back into session to pass a law to address the issue. But he did not say what that law would be.

"Now that the Supreme Court has ruled, I believe all states need to look at their laws to see what changes might need to be made to comply with federal law," Stumbo said. "States need to act quickly so that there is certainty and consistency in the application of the new law."

It would cost about $60,000 a day to call the legislature back in session, and Beshear said there was no need to do that for an issue the Supreme court has settled.

"It's time for everyone to take a deep breath," he said.

Beshear noted the "overwhelming majority" of county clerks are following the law and issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He said his administration has continued to tweak state policies in response to the ruling, including issuing new guidelines about taxes and changing names on driver's licenses.

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