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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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Top Kentucky Democrat wants special legislative session to discuss marriage licenses

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Kentucky state capitol in Frankfort.
It's unclear what House Speaker Greg Stumbo wants the legislature to do. Stumbo says he is drafting legislation to help address the issues some of the state's county clerks are having, but did not say what those issues were. ...

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Ky. clerk who objects to same‑sex marriage wants state to issue licenses online so he doesn’t have to

Monday, July 6, 2015
Kentucky clerk Casey Davis
Casey County Clerk Casey Davis says same-sex marriage violates his religious beliefs. He stopped issuing marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage. ...

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Tennessee: All three clerks in Decatur County resign over opposition to same-sex marriage

Friday, July 3, 2015
Decatur County Courthouse in Decaturville, Tenn.
Officials in Decatur County, Tenn., say all three employees in the clerk's office have resigned because of their opposition to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned bans on same-sex marriage. ...

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Kentucky clerk sued for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Thursday, July 2, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis over the issue. That case is pending.
Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses — or any marriage licenses — following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry. ...

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All Tennessee counties now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Tennessee
All of Tennessee's county clerks are ready to or are already issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to county staffers and gay marriage advocates. ...

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Hood County, Texas, clerk relents, will issue same-sex marriage licenses after all

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Katie Lang
A North Texas county will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples even though the clerk in charge of such documents says it's against her beliefs. ...

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Marriage equality fight turns to clerks, probate judges who refuse licenses to same-sex couples

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Erica Seagraves, right, has a discussion with Malinda Andrews on the steps of the Rowan County Judicial Center Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Morehead, Ky. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is refusing to issue marriage licenses to all couples until further notice as an objection to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.
Legal experts are dubious that religious freedom arguments will protect public officials who not only refuse to participate due to their own beliefs, but also decline to make accommodations so that others who don't object can serve the public instead. ...

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Six Idaho same-sex couples offered ‘do-over’ marriage license applications

Friday, May 8, 2015
Katherine Sprague, center, and Tabitha Simmons, right, take an oath under the direction of Deputy Recorder Stacey Chapman while applying for their marriage license at the Latah County Courthouse in Moscow, Idaho, on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Sprague and Simmons were the first couple to be issued a same-sex marriage license in Latah County.
Six couples who received marriage licenses before Idaho officials say a federal court made such unions legal are being given a unique state-approved opportunity for a do-over. ...

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Okla. House OKs bill shifting issuance of marriage licenses from state to clergy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Oklahoma state capitol in Oklahoma City.
Opponents say the bill is a reaction by lawmakers who disagree with a federal judge's decision to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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