George Takei has slammed Kim Davis calling her “no hero” and suggests her actions are un-American.
Kim Davis the woman who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Kentucky has come under fire by former Star Trek star George Takei.
The 78-year-old star took to Facebook to slam Ms. Davis, who was jailed for contempt of court. He said,
“So let us be clear: This woman is no hero to be celebrated. She broke her oath to uphold the Constitution and defied a court order so she could deny government services to couples who are legally entitled to be married.”
Ms. Davis who left the jailhouse to the ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ soundtrack yesterday to applause and cheers she cried,
“Thank you all so much, I love you all so very much. I just to give God the glory his people have rallied and you are a strong people. We serve a living God, who knows exactly where each and everyone of us is at. Just keep on pressing. Don’t let down, because he is here.”
Mr. Takei went on to suggest that while she was entitled to her beliefs but should not break the law whilst practising them, saying,
“In our society, we obey civil laws, not religious ones. To suggest otherwise is, simply put, entirely un-American.”
The Kentucky clerk was released from jail and is expected to return to work shortly. It has not appeared that she has changed her mind and risks breaking the law if she continues to deny gay couples marriage licenses.
Calls have been made for Ms. Davis to step aside if she is unable to fulfil her job.
While Ms. Davis has been in jail her place of work have been issuing marriage licenses to “all legally eligible couples” in the county. If, when she returns she continues to deny gay couples, she will likely end up in jail again.
Same-sex marriage was legalised in the US, across all 50 states in June this year.