That’s because the popular crowdfunding site GoFundMe has a specific policy against supporting those facing charges of discrimination.
Here’s the policy, added to the website in April of this year:
GoFundMe will not allow campaigns that benefit individuals or groups facing formal charges or claims of serious violations of the law.
Campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory actsThat’s you, Kim! And it appears that GoFundMe has stuck to its guns: As of writing, there are no fundraising campaigns for Davis on the site.
Minister Jordan Palmer, secretary-general of the Kentucky Equality Federation alliance stated:
We are all equal before the law, and we encourage Davis to do the right thing, embrace the standard of public service (as she swore an oath to do), and comply with Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Thomas D. Wingate's ruling in Kentucky Equality Federation v. Commonwealth of Kentucky and the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court. She is being held in contempt of court because she refuses to resolve the job taxpayers elected her to perform and has broken her oath of office. She could easily resign and end the entire situation, but I suspect the national spotlight is truly the motivation.
The office of an elected official is a public trust, not a personal platform for refusing service to the "wrong" sort of people; this reeks of the oppression of far-off lands where officials can make discriminatory rules and enforce summary judgement against certain classes, genders, orientations, races, and castes.Calls
GOOD MAGAZINE: http://magazine.good.is/articles/kim-davis-supporters-will-have-a-hard-time-raising-money-online
NEWS ROOM: http://tvnewsroom.org/newslines/u-s/despite-ruling-kentucky-gay-couple-denied-marriage-license-for-the-third-time-107834/