Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Huckabee Wins Kentucky Primary

Problem is it was the Democratic primary:

"Kentucky clerk free after five days in jail on contempt charges" by Alan Blinder and Richard Pérez-Peña New York Times  September 09, 2015

GRAYSON, Ky. — Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples, walked free Tuesday after five days, but she and her lawyer would not say whether she would abide by a court order not to interfere with the issuance of licenses by her office.

A short time later, Davis spoke briefly to a rally of cheering supporters outside the Carter County Detention Center here, where she had been held. She walked on stage to thunderous applause, the song “Eye of the Tiger” playing, her hands held aloft in triumph by her lawyer, Mathew D. Staver, and Mike Huckabee, the Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor. She broke into tears.

“Thank you all so much; I love you all so very much,” she said after composing herself. “I just want to give God the glory. His people have rallied, and you are a strong people. Just keep on pressing. Don’t let down. Because he is here.”


Her argument and incarceration have resonated deeply among Christian conservatives, many of whom say they fear an erosion of religious liberty, and have transformed the clerk of a rural Kentucky county into an unyielding symbol of opposition to same-sex marriage.

The rally Tuesday had been scheduled before it was known that Davis would be released. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, also a Republican presidential contender, made an appearance, but it was Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor, who grabbed the political spotlight.

When Cruz left the jail, a throng of journalists beckoned him toward their microphones, but an aide to Huckabee blocked the path of Cruz, who appeared incredulous.

Moments later, Huckabee appeared, joined by Davis. He stuck close to her side as she approached the reporters, and again when she took the stage and cast her fight as a choice of tyranny or religious freedom.

“If you have to put someone in jail, let me go.” Huckabee said to a cheering crowd....

Keep him in there indefinitely, will ya'?


UPDATEKy. clerk in gay marriage case joins GOP