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Clerk prayed over decision to stop issuing marriage licenses (UPDATED)

Monday, July 20, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, walks with her attorney Roger Gannam
She says the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives her the right to not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. ...

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Clerk who stopped issuing marriage licenses could testify

Monday, July 20, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis on the behalf of two gay couples and two straight couples.
Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis ––who has stopped issuing marriage licenses after the legalization of same-sex marriage –– may testify in federal court today. ...

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Bill would exempt clerks from issuing gay marriage licenses

Thursday, July 16, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis over the issue. That case is pending.
Two Republican state representatives have filed a bill that would protect county clerks from criminal or civil liability for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of their religious beliefs. ...

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Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk’s same-sex marriage case

Monday, July 13, 2015
Protesters gather on the front lawn of the Rowan County Judicial Center, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 to protest county clerk Kim Davis.
A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. ...

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Same-sex marriage back in court in Kentucky

Monday, July 13, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis over the issue. That case is pending.
A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments about county clerk Kim Davis, who has refused to issue marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. ...

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Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

Sunday, July 12, 2015
The crowd celebrates outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US.
Legal experts suggest that history might hint at how the coming months will unfold, as a handful of defiant clerks across the South and Midwest refuse to abide by the Supreme Court's ruling last month that legalized gay marriage. ...

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Bevin: Kentucky should stop issuing marriage licenses

Friday, July 10, 2015
Kentucky's Republican nominee for governor thinks the government should be out of the marriage business forever.
Matt Bevin said in a news release the government should be out of the marriage business altogether, saying two consenting adults should not need to ask for permission to enter into a contractual relationship. ...

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Kentucky clerk says governor told him to issue licenses or resign

Friday, July 10, 2015
Kentucky clerk Casey Davis
Casey Davis said he would go to jail before he resigned and vowed he would not issue any marriage licenses in Casey County after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states. ...

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Kentucky governor tells clerk to issue gay marriage licenses

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)
Kentucky's governor told a county clerk of court Thursday that he should either issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or resign. ...

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Kentucky governor: No special session for marriage licenses, issue already settled by Supreme Court

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)
It would cost about $60,000 a day to call the legislature back in session, and Beshear said there was no need to do that for an issue the Supreme court has settled. ...

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