Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis cannot allow her personal beliefs to supersede her political duties, but her rejection of federal court rulings is intriguing.
Davis is the Rowan County Clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision because, she maintains, she has a religious objection to same-sex marriages and is exercising her First Amendment rights. The Supreme Court denied an emergency application from Davis Monday evening, and a Kentucky has scheduled a hearing for this morning.
Davis insists that her decision is a choice between heaven and hell. Although she certainly must comply or resign, she must believe, at some level, that she can impose her religious beliefs on her community, which is intriguing (four marriages?) yet ultimately alienating.