Joyce Lewis Kugle is a patriot.
Joyce Lewis Kugle has resigned as the clerk for East Texas county rather than comply with an unconstitutional U.S. Supreme Court ruling claiming a fabricated right does exist for same-sex couples to marry.
Rusk County Clerk Joyce Lewis-Kugle submitted her resignation letter Thursday, July 9, 2015.
County Judge Joel Hale, Rusk County’s top administrator, said Lewis-Kugle wrote that she could not in good conscience issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
County commissioners are scheduled to vote on her resignation Monday. Hale said he expected it would be accepted.
District Attorney Michael Jimerson said Lewis-Kugle asked about her options and he told her “the Supreme Court is the law of the land.” He said she had a choice of issuing the license or resigning in protest.
Joyce Lewis Kugle is a true patriot, for she bears the burden of hardship in assuring the survival and the success of liberty.