Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNo Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way The dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat MORE posted a message on Thursday saying that government officials should "uphold the law—end of story."
Marriage equality is the law of the land. Officials should be held to their duty to uphold the law—end of story. https://t.co/9WfxgULBga— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 3, 2015
The message from the former secretary of State came in response to news that a judge had found Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis, who is now in custody, has cited her religious objections.
Several Republican presidential candidates have similarly suggested this week that the Rowan County clerk, as a public official, should issue the marriage licenses.
But other Republicans, including Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzHillicon Valley — Senate panel advances major antitrust bill Senate panel advances bill blocking tech giants from favoring own products Lawmakers press Biden admin to send more military aid to Ukraine MORE (Texas) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulThese Senate seats are up for election in 2022 I'm furious about Democrats taking the blame — it's time to fight back Rand Paul cancels DirecTV subscription after it drops OAN MORE (Ky.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, have come out strongly in defense of Davis on the grounds that her religious liberty is under attack.