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Talk Sex At Work? Be A Clerk In Tennessee (or Texas) And Exercise Your “Constitutional Rights”

July 22, 2015

Sexual harassment at work? Pish. Sexual discrimination? Not real. Sex talk at work? Bring it on in government jobs, clerk work, please. Think talking about your sexual preferences at work is your Constitutional right? Sign up to work in Tennessee, and you might be able to talk your sexual preferences all day long. Don’t like sex except what you do? Man and woman only? Missionary position? Ok. Don’t issue marriage licenses until people talk sex to you, specifically about how they only do it with the opposite gender. Tell you in detail about cunnilingus? Man-woman only. Okay, married in Tennessee.

Or, if you don’t want to talk sex at work and issue marriage licenses in Tennessee, you could always quit:

Decatur County, in west Tennessee, was unable to issue marriage licenses last week after County Clerk Gwen Pope and both of her assistants, Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler, resigned rather than comply with the Supreme Court’s marriage order because of their religious beliefs.

Ms. Pope told reporters none of them had any idea what they would do to support themselves, but trusted that God would figure it out for them.

“It’s kind of sort of like you don’t want to draw attention to yourself for any reason,” Pope said. “That’s not why we’re doing this. Not doing it in any way to draw attention to us. It’s for the glory of God. He’s going to get all the glory.”

Now, the Mayor of Decatur County, Mike Creasy, has figured out how the County Clerk’s Office can go on without Ms. Pope. The mayor, who says he, like Ms. Pope, personally believes in marriage discrimination, released a statement saying he recognizes that the Supreme Court ruling must be followed. In order to assure Decatur County is in compliance with Obergefell,Mayor Creasy has appointed an interim clerk to run the Decatur County Clerk’s Office.

Mayor Creasy announced the appointment of commissioner Jack Martin (photo right) as Decatur County’s new interim county clerk. Mr. Martin has affirmed his willingness to follow the Constitution regardless of his own religious beliefs, and will serve until someone can be appointed by the County Commission.

Or, you could talk sex at work until the government tells you not to…

“I made the decision pretty much to not issue at all,” Smith County Clerk Clifa Norris said.

Norris said she put her foot down after the Supreme Court lifted bans on same-sex marriages. She even put signs on the doors.

“Because I just don’t believe that way,” Norris said. “It’s not just something I agree with.”

Chris Sanders, executive director of the Tennessee Equality Project, said members of his group began polling Tennessee’s counties on Friday.

“To see whether they are in compliance with the Supreme Court ruling that grants marriage equality to all, including same-sex couples,” Sanders said.

Monday, Norris received a phone call from the state telling her if she didn’t give out marriage licenses to all couples, she would likely get sued and lose.

“I feel the people of this county voted me in to do the best job that I could do,” Norris said. “I tried to do what I thought was right. Unfortunately, I have to do something that I feel is going to go against my belief and a lot of people in this country. But that’s government and I can’t help that.”

Norris said going forward, she will issue licenses to all couple that want one. But she now refuses to perform ceremonies.

Guess you don’t have to disown doggy style in order to get married in Norris’ office. You don’t even have to talk sex to get married.

Constitutional right to talk sex at work just took a hit…

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