Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who rose to infamy after she refused to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples, could be on the hook for $222,000 after a key ally turned on her. Governor Matt Bevin threw his support behind Davis as part of his gubernatorial campaign in 2015. Now, as governor, he and his lawyers are saying that she should have to pay the legal fees for the same-sex couples who sued the state for denying them their legal civil rights to get married.
This change of heart happened after a court ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pick up the bill for over $220,000 owed to these couples. Now Bevin’s lawyers are saying that Davis acted alone and that she alone should be held responsible for the legal fees.
Former Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis may have to foot the bill for legal fees for the same-sex couples who sued after she denied them marriage licenses.https://t.co/js3W8VnRXw— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) January 30, 2019
“Only Davis refused to comply with the law as was her obligation and as required by the oath of office she took,” wrote attorney Palmer G. Vance II.
This is the subject of a current legal battle between Davis and Bevin. The court has yet to decide whether the same-sex couples’ legal fees should be paid by those who caused the problem in the first place. If they decide that the fees should be covered, the court will then have to decide who pays – Davis herself or the people of Kentucky who will vote in the next governor’s race.
Another one of Bevin’s lawyers, Steve Pitt, says that Bevin still doesn’t think that Davis did anything wrong, but that if the legal system thinks she did, she should be the one to pay the $220,000. With friends like these, right?
Twitter is weighing in on who they think should pay and what they think of Kim Davis.
KIM DAVIS: "Mr. Huckabee, they just made me pay for that publicity stunt you did with me. Can you help me render unto Caesar?"@GovMikeHuckabee: [CLICK]— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) January 30, 2019
KIM DAVIS: "Hello? HELLO?" pic.twitter.com/4q9lTmRvif
Womp, womp!— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) January 30, 2019
Kim Davis, the woman who would not issue a marriage license for same-sex couples seeking to legally get married has just ordered to pay a whopping $225,000 fine to Gay individuals for a "violation of their civil rights".
I really don't care, do u?
Elected bigot Kim Davis used her elected position some time ago to unleash hate on gay couples and now she’s being ordered to pay the legal fees they incurred from suing her. That’s absolutely beautiful. 🏳️🌈— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) January 30, 2019
With the recent news about Kim Davis, I was reminded of this classic photo... pic.twitter.com/DFSRpKYFk1— Christian Nightmares (@ChristnNitemare) January 30, 2019
And then there’s karma...— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) January 31, 2019
...now do Karen Pence! https://t.co/ERcaDDdn8l
Karma or breaking the law & violating these guys' civil rights bc she's a thrice married adulterer who thinks she has the moral high ground & can do what she wants to gay people. Then, she gets the bill. https://t.co/PeI4L8wnJH— Mark (@bbbtmenw) January 30, 2019
Hey @GovMikeHuckabee, I have a question. Since God answered the gays prayers and not yours and Kim Davis', does that mean he likes us better than you? P.S. Know where you can stick that cross!? pic.twitter.com/ApftvAlAev— Del Shores (@DelShores) January 31, 2019
Lol.— ChuckGoodLuck (@carloshzuniga) January 31, 2019
Thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/dFHd9Zll8f
She took it upon herself not to give out the marriage license so she needs to pay up or ask Huckabee he was there with his big mouth maybe he wants to fork up more money For sure God is not going to help her because he did not ask her to help— celestial rose (@judy_george) January 31, 2019
Fair justice served to someone who couldn't herself provide it (even though it was her job)— It's Mueller Time (@ItsMuellerTime3) January 31, 2019
oh, so sorry Kim Davis. This must be part of Gods divine plan. he works in mysterious ways.— Andrew Bowers (@bowers4143) January 31, 2019
Oh god, this is what it feels like to agree with Matt Bevin. I hate it.— Inuit Siri, certified nobody (@inuit_siri) January 31, 2019
If Kim Davis had shown an iota of remorse, spiritual or emotional growth, or even reluctance to be in the spotlight over her bigoted views, I might feel sorry for her. Since she did not, this is hilarious and just.— Chris Friedrich (@cjmonchfred) January 30, 2019
Watch her refuse to pay because she is "religiously opposed" to paying money 🙄— Yanny🏳️🌈 (@moonybubs) January 30, 2019
You’d better start the GoFundMe campaign now, Kim. If they’ll let you.