Rowan County clerk Kim Davis’s office denied licenses to several couples on Tuesday morning in spite of a supreme court order on Monday night that meant she had to comply with a lower court decision ordering her to issue marriage licenses.
One of the couples who attempted to apply for a license on Tuesday confronted Davis inside the office.Legal costs for Rowan county taxpayers must be mounting up quickly. Meanwhile, Davis's husband (apparently her fourth) seems to be issuing death threats in response to threats he reports Davis has received.
“Under whose authority are you not issuing marriage licenses today?” he asked.
“Under God’s authority,” Davis said.
Davis has said that recognizing such marriages is against her Apostolic Christian faith and decided to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay and straight couples in an effort to avoid the June supreme court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide.
Joe Davis says his wife has received death threats, and the couple changed their phone number. But he says he's not afraid and believes in the Second Amendment.
He said: "I'm an old redneck hillbilly, that's all I've got to say. Don't come knocking on my door."This couple is angling for all or some of the following: celebrity martyrdom, a go fund me page, a reality show, and a gig on Fox.