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Joe's viewpoint: Jailing of Kentucky clerk

Joe Sciortino Joe Sciortino

The jailing of Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, has been in the news this week. She has been clear that she would not issue licenses to same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs. She also refused to commit to the district court judge that she would not interfere with her staff issuing licenses.

Davis is certainly entitled to her opinion and to speak for or against such topics and that is what makes our country so great. However, whether or not she agrees with the decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, she has an obligation in her position to follow and uphold the law. We must protect religious liberty and the freedoms for individuals to practice their religion. This case has brought about a lively debate, but as an employee of the government her responsibilities are different from those working for a private company.

This is today’s viewpoint.

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