Lindsey Graham Calls For Resignation Of Clerk Who Won't Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Kim Davis, the Kentucky county court clerk who is defying the Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on the basis that it violates her Christian faith, is now facing calls to hand in her notice from conservatives.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina addressed the issue on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, NY Daily News reported.

“The rule of law is the rule of law,” he said. “We are a rule of law nation.”

“I appreciate her conviction, I support traditional marriage, but she’s accepted a job in which she has to apply the law to everyone,” Graham added.  “(She) should comply with the law or resign.”

Davis, a three-time divorcee who had two children out of wedlock, embraced Christianity four years ago. However, her Biblical conviction could land her in jail for contempt of court for failing to comply with the law. However, as an elected official, she can’t be fired from her job - she must either be impeached or charged with a crime. 

Mat Staver, founder of the Christian law firm Liberty Counsel that is representing Davis, said his client is standing by her decision not to issue marriage licenses because of her checkered past and Christianity’s impact on how she lives her life now. "She made some mistakes," Staver told The Huntsville-Times. "She's regretful and sorrowful. That life she led before is not the life she lives now. She asked for and received forgiveness and grace. That's why she has such a strong conscience.”

Sources: NY Daily News, The Huntsville-Times Image via Gage Skidmore/Flickr