There’s nothing equal about how some public officials are responding the U.S. Supreme Court’s freedom to marry ruling from a couple of weeks ago.

Sure, on its face, doing the same thing for everyone sure does sound equal. But in this case we’re talking about public officials who don’t want to do something for anyone, nevermind that the “something” is part of their officials duties and the job you, me and every other taxpayer is paying them to do.

Take, for instance, the Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky. She has decided that, no, she will not be issuing any marriage licenses to anyone if it means she also has to issue them to same-sex couples. She cited her religious views as the reason.

“You can go to our surrounding counties,” this couple was told by a staffer at the Rowan clerk’s office.

We’ve also heard of a couple of justices of the peace in Temple, Texas, who have taken a similar stance and are refusing to marry anyone rather than have to marry two men or two women.

Some politicians want to take the issue even further and make “no marriage licenses for anyone” the law of the… Read More

by TFN

From today’s TFN News Clips:

“I think it’s unnatural. I think it’s wrong that people touch other people’s private parts outside of special covenantal relationships.”

— Texas state Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, talking about airport security pat-downs by Transportation Security Administration agents.

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