Yes, Standing With Kim Davis Helped Matt Bevin in Kentucky

When Rowan County clerk Kim Davis was jailed for her refusal to issue marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision, national Democrats derided her. However, in Kentucky, Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin made a strong stand in defending Ms. Davis’s religious liberty. In a statement, he said: It is utterly unnecessary that Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis, is sitting in a jail cell, when there is a simple solution that would respect the rights of every Kentuckian. I first put this solution forward many weeks ago. Why the cowardly silence from our Attorney General, Jack Conway? Jack Conway violated his

Will Kim Davis Defeat Kentucky Democrat Jack Conway?

Day by day we hear of rallies like this, unreported or underreported by the media. Democrat Jack Conway was up by ten points or more in polling against Matt Bevin, but Kim Davis just may defeat the Kentucky Democratic party.  The race is close enough that the Republican Governors Association just jumped in with $1.6 million in funding in the home stretch. Kim Davis went to jail because the Democratic governor refused to provide any accommodation for clerks under the state RFRA, although the eventual resolution in Rowan County demonstrated how easy it is to provide such an accommodation. This

Kentucky Attorney General Threatens to Prosecute Kim Davis for Misconduct

Kentucky Attorney General Scott Conway issued a brief statement saying he will not prosecute Kim Davis for official misconduct “at this time.” He did not, however, dismiss the request to appoint a special prosecutor, but merely announced through a spokesperson he was holding it “in abeyance for now” according to local Kentucky media: “Judge Bunning and the federal court have control of this matter, and therefore a special state prosecutor is not necessary at this time,” Conway spokeswoman Allison Gardner Martin said. “We are holding the request in abeyance for now.” The lawyer for one same-sex couple denied a license