There was nothing illegitimate (in the eyes of the state) about the marriage license that a homosexual couple received from Kim Davis’s office while she spent five days in prison. This was the same couple who precipitated the whole melee about the federal government being able to force country clerks to disobey their respective state laws.
When the couple received their license, they seemed satisfied. But now they’re back, saying that they want Kim Davis herself to sign the license. Breitbart reported:
While Davis was in jail, her staff issued a marriage license to the two men, though without her name attached to it. The license was issued in the name of the clerk’s office. The two men were satisfied, as was Judge Bunning and the Governor of the State of Kentucky.
Upon her return, Davis began issuing licenses with “Pursuant to Federal Court Order” affixed. This newest version of Rowan County licenses did not affect the license issue to the two men. Even so, the men are back, saying the license they were so happy with a few weeks ago, is not sufficient They are demanding that Davis issue a new license with her name on it.
It is as if the two men believe the Supreme Court ordered Davis specifically to issue marriage licenses rather than simply guaranteeing that someone will issue marriage licenses to them.
This sets up yet another challenge for Davis and almost certainly for Judge David Bunning. Davis will without a doubt refuse. Bunning may determine that the men must be satisfied with the license they received.
It’s no longer about tolerance anymore. They don’t want to be merely tolerated. They want public endorsements and affirmation. They want everyone around them to celebrate them. They want their opponents to give their signatures of approval or else face jail time.
But it might be even more than that. It’s almost as if they beg to be mistreated so that they can play the victim and martyr. And sending their opponents off to jail gives them a sense of revenge.