Kim Davis is getting a pro–marriage equality message in her hometown, courtesy of a billboard put up by Planting Peace.
The nonprofit group has erected a billboard in Morehead, Ky., the seat of Rowan County, reminding the recalcitrant county clerk that marriage has not been defined the same way throughout history. “The fact that you can’t sell your daughter for three goats and a cow means we’ve already defined marriage,” it reads.
Planting Peace is the group that has a rainbow-colored house across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church, an infamously antigay congregation in Topeka, Kan. The house has hosted same-sex weddings and other events promoting acceptance.
“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,” Aaron Jackson, president of Planting Peace, told The Huffington Post.
“The actions of Kim Davis and the messages from the anti-LGBTQ movement are not simply about a political or religious debate,” he continued. “There are LGBT 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. … Our message to our LGBT youth is simple: You are loved, valued, supported, and beautiful. There is nothing wrong with you, and we will stand by you. You are not alone.”
Davis, released from jail Tuesday after serving time on a contempt of court charge because of her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She is expected to be back at work Monday, under orders not to interfere with licenses — but she is still trying to avoid serving gay couples, having filed an emergency request in federal appeals court Friday.