Despite High Court Ruling, Kentucky Clerk Denies Marriage Licences
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Despite a Supreme Court ruling that compelled a Rowan County clerk in Kentucky to give out marriage licenses to gay couples, Kim Davis refused to comply once again on Tuesday morning by denying marriage licenses to everyone.
Ryland Barton, a reporter for Kentucky Public Radio, reports that Davis said she made the decision "under God's authority."
According to Dan Griffin, a reporter for WSAZ-TV, Davis also said she was waiting for the result of her appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.
As we've reported, a lower court had ordered Davis to issue marriage licenses. She appealed and then went all the way up to the Supreme Court to ask that the lower court's decision be put aside while she waited for the 6th Circuit to issue an opinion on the matter.
On Monday, the Supreme Court denied that stay, essentially ordering Davis to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Outside the courthouse, supporters and detractors of Davis gathered to protest:
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