Target: John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States
Goal: Thank the Supreme Court for demanding that all people be treated equally in regards to marriage.
A Rowan county clerk named Kim Davis has repeatedly denied same-sex couples marriage licenses because she believes it is immoral for these couples to join in holy matrimony. Thankfully, the Supreme Court will not allow her to continue doing this.
While other clerks also disagree with same-sex couples being legally allowed to get married, they have—at least—still obeyed the law by providing such couples with marriage licenses. However, while other couples were not being denied their constitutional right, one such couple—James Yates and William Smith Jr.—were denied this right three times by clerk Kim Davis. Fortunately, they will now be able to get married in their own county as the Supreme Court is upholding a lower court’s decision to demand that Ms. Davis grant same-sex couples marriage licenses despite her personal beliefs.
Sign this petition to thank the Supreme Court and activists like those from the ForceChange community for demanding equality not be denied. By requiring Ms. Davis to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples, they are making it clear they are serious about upholding their recent decision to allow all couples in love to marry.
Dear Chief Justice Roberts,
As you know, a Kentucky clerk recently appealed a decision made by a lower court, insisting that she continue to be given the right to deny same-sex couples marriage licenses. The activist community would like to thank you for deciding that it is important for Ms. Davis and other clerks to treat people equally by granting marriage licenses to all couples who request them.
Your decision likely came as great news to James Yates and William Smith Jr., a couple who was denied this right by Ms. Davis three times. While they could have gotten married in another county, they should have never been denied the right to get married in the county where they live. Although we are still divided on this issue as a country, such social progress can only be made by clerks upholding and respecting the Supreme Court’s recent decision to allow all couples the right to marry.
Thank you again for making this heroic decision. Activists around the world are happy that you have bravely stood up for human rights.
[Your Name Here]
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