Why the Kim Davis story needs to be told

By : Jamie Hyman
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JamieHymanHeadshottAs a dedicated LGBT ally, the most powerful tool I have at my disposal is what you are reading right now – my access to the readership as a writer for Watermark. Last week, like many other members of the media, I used this access to illuminate some reprehensible discrimination unfolding in Kentucky, where Kim Davis, a county clerk of courts, refused to issue legally entitled marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing her (non-existent) religious freedom to do so.

Many times the equality black holes go beyond the story itself, although Davis can certainly use all the enlightenment we can throw at her. No, many times it’s only after the story is released, when the LGBT community members react, do we find that, while we attempt to educate America about equality, internally, we still have a lot of work to do.

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