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Old 08-19-2016   #2
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Re: Case Closed - Kim Davis Has Won the Fight for Religious Freedom Aug 19, 2016

Woo boy, election season always reminds me to check AS. I see little has changed.

Kim Davis did not win the fight for religious freedom. Her whole (very stupid) argument was that her religious freedom was violated by having to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples that bore her name. She was sued for failing to issue those marriage licenses. Subsequently, Kentucky abolished the rule requiring the county clerk's name to be on marriage licenses (first by executive order, then by statute). As a result, lawsuits centering on her argument that she should not be forced to issue marriage licenses with her name on them to same sex couples are entirely pointless, as the marriage licenses no longer bear her name on them. It's a moot issue now, so the cases won't continue.

This is very different then Kim Davis winning on the merits. In fact, at the only proceeding in which her claim was adjudicated, she lost. Her argument was rejected. She was later jailed for refusing to comply with the court ruling prohibiting her from refusing to issue marriage licenses under her (again, very dumb) religious freedom argument. That argument was in no way vindicated in this case.
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