NWA editorial: Moral high ground?

Elected officials’ stance no substitute for voters’ decision

Posted: January 2, 2018 at 3 a.m.

Remember Kim Davis? She was the county clerk in Kentucky who created such a stir by refusing her legal responsibility to issue marriage certificates after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex partners had every bit as much right to navigate the bonds of matrimony as the men and women who had been doing it for ages.

What’s the point?

When voters have clearly spoken, it’s not up to an elected official to substitute his moral position for that of the electorate.

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