Protesters Chant ‘Do Your Job’ Inside Anti-Gay Kim Davis’ Office After Defying Supreme Court

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Early Tuesday morning, anti-gay Rowan County clerk Kim Davis once again refused two same-sex couples marriage licenses, in defiance of a federal court order and in the face of a Monday evening order from the Supreme Court that effectively cut off Davis’ last line of legal resistance to marriage equality, reports ThinkProgress.

“We’re not leaving until we have a license,” David Ermold told Davis this morning.

“Then you’re going to have a long day,” Davis responded.

ThinkProgress adds:

Despite the fact that Davis is under a federal court order requiring her to comply with her legal and constitutional obligations to issue marriage licenses, Davis turned aside a same-sex couple Tuesday morning. In an angry confrontation that was videotaped by multiple news outlets, Davis told David Moore and David Ermold, a couple that has now been turned away four times, to leave her office.

When the couple refused to leave “until we have a license,” Davis told them that they are “going to have a long day.” She also told the couple that she was acting “under God’s authority.”

Since Davis has refused to comply with a court order even after the Supreme Court’s recent decision, it is more thank likely that she will be held in contempt of court by the federal judge that had originally ordered her to follow the Constitution.

TP adds:

Judge David Bunning may subject her to fines until she obeys his order or he can order her to be jailed.

Davis says that she will not resign from her job, which is an elected position. She can be impeached by the state legislature, although it is unlikely that there would be enough votes to remove her. The Kentucky state Senate President, Roberts Stivers (R), spoke at a rally supporting her.

h/t: NCRM