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Trump on Kim Davis: SCOTUS Ruling ‘Is the Law of the Land,’ But There Are ‘Alternatives’

Republican presidential Donald Trump weighed in on the case of Rowan County, KY clerk Kim Davis (D) refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses by stating that the Supreme Court’s ruling is “the law of the land,” but there are “alternatives” such as having Davis’ clerks sign licenses or having couples go to “other places where you get licensed” on Friday’s “Morning Joe.”

Trump said, “Well, look, the decision came down from the Supreme Court, Gene, so I’m a believer on both sides of the picture. I would say the simple answer is let her clerks do it. Now her — from what I understand, she’s not letting her clerks do it either. The other simple answer is, rather than going through this, because it’s really a very, very sticky situation, a terrible situation, 30 miles away they have other places. They have many other places where you get licensed, and you have them actually, quite nearby. That’s another alternative. I hate to see her being put in jail. I understand what they’re doing. It would be certainly nice if she didn’t do it, but other people in her office do it. But from what I understand, she won’t allow other people in her office to do it.”

Trump was then asked, “But Donald, bottom line is though, the Supreme Court makes a decision. That’s the law of the land. Right?” He answered, “You have to go with it. I mean you have to go with it. The decision has been made, and that is the law of the land.”

He later added, “And Gene, she can take a pass and let somebody else in the office do it in terms of religious. So you know, it’s a very tough situation. But we are a nation, as I said yesterday, we’re a nation of laws. And I was talking about borders, and I was talking about other things, but it applies to this also. And the Supreme Court has ruled. Would be nice to have other people in her office do what they have to do.”

(h/t Daily Caller)

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