Friday, June 26, 2015

Family Foundation responds to Beshear order to county clerks on marriage

LEXINGTON, KY--The Family Foundation responded to Gov. Steve Beshear's order to all county clerks to issue marriage licenses on same-sex partners. The Governor told them in a letter: "Neither your oath nor the Supreme Court dictates what you must believe. But as elected officials, they do prescribe how we must act."

"Why is it," said Martin Cothran, spokesman for the group, "that county clerks are expected to 'do their duty' as elected officials on this issue, but Attorney General Jack Conway was not when he refused to defend Kentucky's marriage law? Conway was lauded for defying his oath of office, but now county clerks are being held to it. That's a blatant double standard."

"County clerks took an oath to the Kentucky Constitution," said Cothran, "not to a rogue Court that thinks it can repeal the votes of Kentuckians and that it can rewrite the U. S. Constitution."



KyCobb said...


I hope for their sakes no county clerks follow your advice not to do their jobs; they would be opening themselves up to civil rights lawsuits in which they could be liable for very high attorney fees.

Rob Mattheu said...

"(R)ogue Court" equals "court who made decision that went against our right to impose our religious beliefs on others."

That sound you hear is reality, society, and life passing your small organization by.

Martin Cothran said...

No, actually, because their ruling had little to do with the Constitution. If you disagree, then give us what the Constitutional argument is for same-sex marriage. Let's hear it.

Rob Mattheu said...

A book like this might help you.

Martin Cothran said...

So what is your argument your Constitutional argument for same-sex marriage?

Rob Mattheu said...

My argument is that the issue has been decided by the Supreme Court. Simple Civics. I learned it in seventh grade.

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