Kim Davis–the Kentucky county clerk who made worldwide headlines because of her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples–has said that the state’s new separate-but-equal marriage law is just wrong, plain wrong.
Three-times-divorced “traditional marriage” groupie Davis made her comments at a meeting of town clerks to hear Senator Morgan McGarvey’s proposed amendment to the law.
However, if you’re thinking that Davis got a touch of the feels, put your head back in. McGarvey’s amendment proposes that a single form be used for marriage licenses rather than a system which would use separate forms for same-sex couples in order to “respect traditional marriage.” Pragmatic Davis has spoken in favor of the amendment because “one form is easier to handle, less expensive and puts everyone on equal footing.”
Just spoke on SB 5. I think we need one marriage form instead of two. Saves money, more efficient, treats everyone the same. #kyga16
— Morgan McGarvey (@MorganMcGarvey) February 18, 2016
According to McGarvey:
“Mrs. Davis stood up to speak. We had never met and I had no idea what to expect. To my pleasure, and admittedly my surprise, Mrs. Davis agreed with my amendment and my approach. In front of a room full of her colleagues she emotionally acknowledged her role in causing this debate but whole-heartedly endorsed my amendment. As Mrs. Davis told the other clerks, they should support my amendment because using two forms just invites problems.”
However, the Senate ultimately rejected the amendment which John Culhane has said serves to “disparage same-sex couples by bundling them into an android space.”