Clerks Defy Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
From Kentucky to Arkansas, officials refusing to violate religious beliefs
(CBS News) – A county clerk in Arkansas announced plans to resign effective Tuesday, saying she has a moral objection to issuing same-sex marriagelicenses.
Cleburne County Clerk Dana Guffey said she met with County Judge Jerry Holmes early Monday to notify him of her intent to resign. No staff in her office had yet received any requests for a same-sex marriage license by mid-afternoon Monday, following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Friday legalizing gay marriages nationwide.
“It is definitely a moral conviction for me,” Guffey said. “I didn’t announce anything publicly or on social media or anything because I didn’t want my decision to be seen as hateful. I know some people will look at it like that, but this wasn’t easy. It wasn’t a decision I made lightly. And I do not hate anybody.”
Holmes was in a meeting Monday and did not immediately return calls from The Associated Press for comment. He issued a notice that he has called an emergency meeting of the Cleburne County Quorum Court for Tuesday to address the resignation and discuss interim options. The area is about 65 miles north of Little Rock...(MORE)
Look What Photos Obama’s TSA Is Posting Online
‘And you wonder why nobody trusts you people’
(Infowars) – A spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday posted photos online of a passenger’s luggage, which contained large amounts of cash, despite admitting it violated no laws or regulations.
Agency spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein posted a photo on Twitter showing a bag she said contained $75,000 in cash. “Is this how you’d transport it?” she asked. “Spotted this traveler’s preferred method.”
In a subsequent tweet, she acknowledged that the passenger, flying through Richmond International Airport, was doing nothing wrong. “It’s not on the prohibited items list.”
“TSA didn’t seize/confiscate/take it,” she said in another tweet. “It alarmed the x-ray machine as an unknown and we spotted it. It’s just a curiosity.”...(MORE)
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