September 6, 2015 2:00 am -


Other officials may follow Kim Davis to jail.

While her deputies began issuing licences on Friday, other officials said they would follow her lead in standing up for their beliefs.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, which campaigns against gay marriage, said efforts to make an example of Davis had backfired.

“Courage breeds courage, especially when it comes from unlikely places,” he said. “She may be the example that sparks a firestorm of resistance across this country.”

…As many as 12 counties in Alabama are not issuing marriage licences in a state where they law says judges “may” issue licenses – a line interpreted by some as meaning they also “may not”.

And it is not just the South, where many states had bans on gay marriage overturned by the Supreme Court decision, where opposition lingers.

In left-leaning Oregon, a county circuit court judge is facing an ethics review over his refusal to perform same-sex marriages.





D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.