Monday, December 28, 2015

Update: State Law Says Gov. Cannot Remove Kim Davis' Name from Marriage Licenses

Last week I wrote a post about new Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and how, among other early moves, he used an executive order to have county clerks names removed from marriage licenses to save people like the infamous Kim Davis from violating their "sincerely held religious beliefs."


Not so fast, Mr. Bevin.

According to Lexington's Herald Leader, "...State law establishes the contents of Kentucky marriage licenses, including an authorization statement and a signature by the county clerk, and a governor cannot change state law through an executive order.  If the General Assembly wants to rewrite the law when it meets this winter, it can, but the language on marriage licenses otherwise cannot be altered."

eye'm thynkin': That on-the-job learning curve can be tough.

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