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BREAKING: Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.
A defiant county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

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Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case (UPDATED)

Monday, August 31, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis
Rowan County clerk Kim Davis will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her "moment of truth." ...

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BREAKING: Reckoning nears for clerk resisting same-sex marriage ruling

Monday, August 31, 2015
Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis
A lawyer representing Kim Davis said "she's going to have to think and pray about her decision overnight." ...

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Should sex work be a crime?

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Question of the week: Why Rentboy.com?
Last week's bust on Rentboy.com raises a lot of questions about sex work and whether or not it should be criminalized. Matt Baume asks: What was The Department of Homeland $ecurity thinking? ...

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Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Maria Blevins of Morehead, Ky., waves her sign at passing cars during a protest on the lawn of the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.
A note on the door did not explain the office's closure. ...

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BREAKING: Kentucky clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

Friday, August 28, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis objects to same-sex marriage for religious reasons.
The Supreme Court says the constitution guarantees gay people have the right to marry, but Davis contends the First Amendment guarantees her the right of religious freedom. ...

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Despite ruling, standoff over gay marriage license wears on

Friday, August 28, 2015
William Smith Jr., right, and Mary Hargis embrace outside the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.
"It's getting tedious. We get torn down, built back up, torn down, built back up." ...

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Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

Thursday, August 27, 2015
April Miller, right, and her partner Karen Roberts embrace after reading the decision of the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals refusing to hear Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' appeal ordering her to issue marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs .
But a Kentucky clerk's office on Thursday once again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple. ...

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School banned from showing film about children with gay parents

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Promotional poster for Gayby Baby
“How sad that a film about real kids and their families is attacked," said federal Labor senator Penny Wong. ...

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Friction over LGBT issues as pope plans US visit

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Philadelphia's Archbishop Charles Chaput, right, stands next to Pope Francis as they pose for a photo with a delegation from Philadelphia at the end of the pontiff's weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
The tensions pose a real-world test of the pope's approach that emphasizes compassion -- while upholding Catholic doctrine that marriage is between a man and woman. ...

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