Lexington Herald Leader:
The legal battle over Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis isn’t over yet. Now it’s time to pay the lawyers.
Attorneys for the couples who sued Davis last year to get marriage licenses have asked U.S. District Judge David Bunning for an order letting them recoup $233,058 in legal fees and costs. Their lawsuit went to the U.S. Supreme Court and back, with Davis losing at every step and even going to jail for five days on contempt charges, before the Kentucky legislature made the point moot in April by changing the state’s marriage licenses to remove county clerks’ names.
That was the outcome Davis wanted. She objected on religious grounds to the legalization of same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court, and she didn’t want her name on licenses going to same-sex couples.
As great as this is to hear, I think we all know that Davis will not have to pay a cent.
Even IF she is forced to pay I have little doubt that right now some homophobic wingnuts are starting a Go Fund Me account to pay the whole thing off.
After all, she is what passes for a conservative hero these days.