A Billboard From An LGBT Right's Group Is Now In Kim Davis' Hometown
The billboard is designed to "expose how the anti-LGBT movement is selective" in what it defines as "traditional," according to the group that put it up.
This week in Kentucky, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis left jail, where she had spent six days for refusing to issue marriage licenses to all couples.
Specifically, Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite the Supreme Court's Marriage Equality ruling. She objected to issuing the licenses on religious grounds.
Shortly after her release from jail, non-profit organization Planting Peace erected a billboard in Davis' hometown of Morehead, Kentucky. The billboard is directed specifically at Davis.
Planting Peace told BuzzFeed the purpose of the billboard:
The intent of this billboard is to expose how the anti-LGBT movement is selective in what rules to follow and how they choose to define "traditional" institutions or values.
It's important and relevant to call this out, because the actions of Kim Davis and the messages from the anti-LGBTQ movement are not simply about a political or religious debate.
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. We have to meet hate with love, intolerance with compassion.