Speaking at Harvard Law School last week, Justice Anthony Kennedy implied that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis should resign, according to Human Rights Campaign.
Kennedy wrote the Obergefell v. Hodges decision that established marriage equality nationally as well as United States v. Windsor and Lawrence v. Texas.
“Great respect, it seems to me, has to be given to people who resign rather than do something they view as morally wrong, in order to make a point,” Kennedy said. “However, the rule of law is that, as a public official, in performing your legal duties, you are bound to enforce the law. … It’s a fair question that officials can and should ask themselves. But certainly, in an offhand comment, it would be difficult for me to say that people are free to ignore a decision by the Supreme Court.”