A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by County Clerk Kim Davis against the state of Kentucky for forcing her to issue marriage licenses with her name on them. Davis made the news when she refused to issue licenses to same-sex couples despite the Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality last summer.
Names of county clerks were removed from Kentucky marriage licenses by executive order when Republican Gov. Matt Bevin replaced his Democratic predecessor in December. Davis was horrified her name would be required to go on documents issued by an office she presumably wasn’t forced to run for.
In dismissing the suit, the court ruled Davis has not suffered irreparable harm.
No irreparable harm? She’s been forced to do her job against her will!
The ACLU filed suit on behalf of four couples — two gay and two straight — to whom Davis refused to issued licenses. So actually, she’ll be in the news once more when that lawsuit is settled.