Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, violated the Supreme Court order and refused to give homosexual couples marriage licenses. She has been found in contempt of court and has been sent to jail until she agrees to comply.
Over 100 protesters and demonstrators lined the street with opposing views, shouts, signs, religious rants and calls for marriage equality. For conservatives, fear has struck a nerve. For supporters of marriage equality, this has hit close to home.
One man shouted with a microphone, “If we want to live like Sodom and Gomorrah, God will punish us like Sodom and Gomorrah,” he said, referencing Genesis 19:23-26.
— Towleroad (@tlrd) September 3, 2015
Jeffrey Shook preached to the crowd outside the U.S. Courthouse as the hearing for Kim Davis took place@heraldleader pic.twitter.com/GdDxYNYgCd
— Charles Bertram (@cbertramHL) September 3, 2015
Tim Love, scotus plaintiff, in Ashland “I believe in religious rights, but the courthouse is not Kim Davis’ church” pic.twitter.com/9MydduWrOP
— Chris Kenning (@ckenning_cj) September 3, 2015
USA Today writes, “Ashley Hogue, a secretary from Ashland held a sign outside the courthouse that read, ‘Kim Davis does not speak for my religious beliefs. This is so ugly,’ she said, wiping away tears. ‘I was unprepared for all the hate.'”
A courtroom of 300 seats was full for the hearing.