Target: U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers
Goal: Hold a recall election to have Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk who is going against the Supreme Court by refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, fired.
Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is continuing to to deny same-sex marriage licenses even though the Supreme Court denied her request to not be required to issue them.
Davis claims the state can’t require her to issue licenses to same-sex couples because it “substantially burden[s]” her religious freedom rights under the U.S. and Kentucky constitutions and Kentucky’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Davis says she is denying issuing the same-sex marriage licenses “under God’s authority.”
The case is evolving from a court order that requires she not deny marriage licenses to couples who sued her in a possible class-action lawsuit that would cover everyone in her jurisdiction. In the meantime, Davis has been turning away same-sex couples and asking them to leave.
The Supreme Court did not federally legalize same-sex marriage so that a county clerk could decide she could do whatever she wants with disregard to human rights and the law. Unfortunately, Kim Davis is an elected official and cannot be fired unless a recall election is held. Demand a recall election be held to remove her for not doing her job.
Dear Congressman Hal Rogers,
Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is continuing to to deny same-sex marriage licenses even though it is a gross human rights violation and is against the law. Not only is she essentially refusing to do her job despite being ordered to do so by the Supreme Court, but she’s bringing on a class action lawsuit for her misbehavior.
If an elected official is defying federal law and refusing to do her job, she should not still be in office. I wish that she could simply be fired, but I know she’s an elected official so the process is different. Therefore, I demand that a recall election be held to remove her for not doing her job.
[Your Name Here]
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