Kentucky Governor Bevin: DON'T PUNISH KIM DAVIS AGAIN
Published reports state that Kentucky Governor Matt Bevins will punish former Kentucky County clerk again by refusing to allow her legal bills made in judgements against her to be paid by taxpayer funds. Public Advocate president Eugene Delgaudio said "Officials take an oath of office to uphold the law on a bible and Bevins should resign before he decides to punish Christian Kim Davis for her proper response to violating her own oath she took to uphold traditional one man one woman marriage while she was in office."
As a candidate for governor in 2015, Matt Bevin said he "absolutely supported" a Kentucky county clerk who stopped issuing marriage licenses because of her opposition to gay marriage.
But four years later, after a court ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $222,000 in legal fees for the gay and straight couples who sued, outside lawyers for now Gov. Bevin say former Rowan County clerk Kim Davis broke the law and taxpayers "should not have to collectively bear the financial responsibility for Davis' intransigence."
In other later remarks, the Governor has distanced himself from legal positions taken by his lawyers in federal court.