Student analyzes clerk

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A hero is someone that stands up for everyone and stays in a cherished memory we know as history.

Martin Luther King Junior was a hero.

Kim Davis is not a hero.

Recently, county clerk Kim Davis was arrested for refusing same-sex marriage licenses and ultimately broke federal law. After spending a work week in jail she was released and spoke to the public. Her attorney  compared this act to those of historical hero, MLK.

Same-sex marriage is legal in the United States. That has been decided by the public in more than a dozen states and backed up by the ruling from Supreme Court. Refusing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

The decision is over. In the same aspect, the decision is over that Americans are, under the Constitution, allowed to practice and claim their own religions publicly.

Although Kim Davis and her fans are exclaiming this, their actions clearly prove otherwise. The promise from our founding fathers is that the right to practice religion or other beliefs shall not be infringed upon.

Kim Davis, a government worker, infringed upon the rights of those who would like to have a same-sex marriage certificate.

MLK fought for strong values like integration, equality of all peoples and the end of systematic and societal oppression. Kim Davis is essentially fighting for segregation, inequality and systematic oppression.

If you don’t like same-sex marriage, don’t get same-sex married.

If you don’t like the job description set before you by the government, don’t work for the government.


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