"The stay request offers several options such as removing Davis's name from the marriage license, thus removing the personal nature of the authorization,
Accommodations Would End Rowan County Dispute
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ROWAN COUNTY, KY - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is considering the stay request from Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. Ms. Davis asked the High Court to accommodate her religious objections to licensing same-sex marriages while she waits for her appeal to be heard from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
“Providing religious conviction accommodations is not antithetical for public employees,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Throughout our history the courts have accommodated people’s deeply held religious beliefs,” Staver said.
“The Supreme Court’s marriage opinion does not suggest that religious accommodations cannot be made or that people have a fundamental right to receive a marriage license from a particular clerk,” Staver continued.
“The stay request offers several options such as removing Davis’s name from the marriage license, thus removing the personal nature of the authorization,” Staver pointed out. “Another accommodation would be to allow licenses to be issued by the chief executive of Rowan County or developing a statewide, online marriage license process,” Staver suggested. “There is absolutely no reason that this case has gone so far without reasonable people respecting and accommodating Kim Davis’s First Amendment rights,” Staver concluded.