Kim Davis Media Round-Up

With daily developments, it can be tough to keep abreast of of what’s happening in the life of Kentucky clerk, Kim Davis. But even more than the breaking news...
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With daily developments, it can be tough to keep abreast of of what’s happening in the life of Kentucky clerk, Kim Davis. But even more than the breaking news of which marriage equality rights she’s trying to deny, there’s a lot to stay on top of in regards to the reactions from the internet, news outlets, and various organizations to Kim Davis’ stance.

So, without further ado, here’s the news you really need to know about Davis:

1. There are awesome Kim Davis memes floating around the internet. Han Solo, for one, doesn’t believe in the force, but still does his job. Beethoven can’t hear, but he still does his job.

2. Other clerks are embarrassed by Kim Davis. Fayette County Kentucky Clerk, Don Blevins, said “I wish [Davis] would just quit, because she’s embarrassing everybody.” Blevins, unlike Davis, said he believes that “when the law changes, your job changes.”

3. In Kim Davis’ hometown, a billboard has been erected to specifically address Davis. “Dear Kim Davis,” it begins, “The Fact that you can’t sell your daughter for three goats and a cow means we’ve already redefined marriage.” The billboard was paid for by Planting Peace, who said in a statement, “We have to meet hate with love…tolerance with compassion. There are LGBTQ youth across the world who are taking their lives at an alarming rate because of these messages from society that make them feel broken or less than.”

4. On Twitter, Sitnextto Kim Davis (@nexttokimdavis) is providing hilarious commentary, as the account pretends to be one of Davis’ coworkers. Right now, Sitnextto Kim Davis is expressing some rage over the fact that she will be doing her job, while Davis will be paid not to do hers. She also has accused Davis of stealing all the scissors in the office and putting pressure on her to buy her niece’s girl scout cookies.

5. Companies like Tide have joined in ridiculing Davis for her stance on same sex marriage. In a 30 second advertisement, Tide takes a shot at homophobes and, cheekily, hopes their distaste turns into a hatred of stains.

6. The site freekimdavis.com redirects you to marriageequality.org with a front page article that declares that “love won!” It must be an annoying prank for bigots.

And there you have it: the internet’s not so flattering take on Kim Davis and the fact that she refuses to do her job.

Image Courtesy of Carter County Detention Center, via Wikimedia Commons

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Gwen Matthews

Gwen is a writer who has an education degree, a social work background, an extensive knowledge of vegetables, and a devotion to queer revolutionary politics. She lives deep in the woods of Maine with two dogs, a magnificent partner, and an ever-growing collection of plants.

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