Mat Staver, who is representing
Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis in her legal fight not to issue
marriage licenses to gay couples, claimed Tuesday that the American
Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wants Davis' “scalp to hang on the
Davis served five days in jail for
refusing to comply with a federal judge's ruling ordering her to
issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples. Davis has stated
that issuing marriage licenses to gay couples would violate her
Lawyers for the ACLU this week accused
Davis of trying to circumvent the judge's order by altering marriage
licenses issued by her deputies to gay couples. They have asked the
same judge to again hold Davis in contempt.
Writing at his Liberty Counsel website,
Staver, the group's chairman, said that the ACLU wants Davis' “scalp
to hang on the wall as a trophy.”
“Kim Davis has made a good faith
effort to comply with the court's order and has not prevented the
issuance of marriage licenses by Deputy Clerks.”
The ACLU argues that the alterations
Davis made might have invalidated the licenses.
Staver insisted that the licenses were
In her first interview with national
Morning America that she refused to issue a marriage license
to a gay friend of hers.