Why Kim Davis won’t resign

Timothy Kincaid

September 1st, 2015

Rowan County has about 24,000 residents in about 8,300 households. The median income per household (a blend of single-earner and double-earner) is $35,000. The median income for female workers is around $20,000. The average price of houses sold recently in Rowan County is $95,000.

Kim Davis makes almost $80,000.


September 1st, 2015

As I said, she’s going to be funded by the haters, regardless, so she really won’t lose much.

But I think a minimum of a $1000 fine per marriage license she (plus any other employee) refuses to issue (she’s not issuing ANY–even for opposite-sex marriages–I believe) is fair. And it should go into the same fund where they get their salaries, so it can be used to pay for people who will DO THEIR G.D. JOB.

If I told my employer I had some non-business-related objection to something that was one or my job responsibilities, I would be out on my a**.


September 1st, 2015

Dan Savage Pretty much nails it:


September 1st, 2015

If she can only be removed by the legislature, then what about the Assistant/Deputy clerks? And what about a suspension–I can’t imagine that would take Legislative action. And even if she threatens to sue over a suspension, I doubt any judge (who she’s already insulted by her refusal to follow judgments) would grant her an injunction.

If the County Executive (or State official) can suspend her, tell all of the underlings that they can do their jobs or be dismissed, hire new employees, then by the time she can do anything, these poor applicants can finally be married (by someone who respects their rights), and she can wallow in her pity and self-righteousness.


September 1st, 2015

BTW, what I really want to see is an analysis of all of the marriage licenses issued by her office during her reign of error. I want to know how many divorcees she has allowed to remarry and I also want to know how many people of differing faiths (especially a Christian marrying outside the religion) she has granted the right to marry.

Because her god should also be shunning those.


September 1st, 2015

She’s about to start making a whole lot more money. The donations will start pouring in once she’s held in contempt. She’s be a millionaire by the end of the week.


September 1st, 2015

$80,000 is also the mean salary for tenured professors at Morehead State University in the same town.

I suspect her assistants (who include her son just as she had been an assistant for her mother who was clerk before her [no anti-nepotism rules for County Clerks in Kentucky]) are hired by her and serve at the pleasure of the County Clerk.

BTW one interesting tidbit “in the absence of the county clerk, the county judge/executive may issue a marriage license” http://www.lrc.ky.gov/lrcpubs/ib114.pdf Also “The county clerk must
determine the number of deputies or assistants to be hired and the amount of compensation each will receive (KRS 64.530).”


September 2nd, 2015

Morehead is not a uniformly conservative Christian town, but is a college town in a conservative region. It is likely true that the county clerk job is one of the best paid local jobs possible for an individual without a terminal degree (Ph.D., J.D., D.D.S., M.D., D.V.M.).


September 2nd, 2015

Fakn it for Jesus is a big business these days. Rest assured she has got her eye on the prize.

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