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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
Kim Davis
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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Alabama designs new marriage license to accommodate same-sex unions

Thursday, February 5, 2015
AP
The Alabama Department of Public Health sent the form Thursday to probate judges across the state. The form has two spaces that read spouse, instead of separate listings for bride and groom. ...

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Kansas now issuing gender-neutral marriage forms

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Kansas
Applicants now fill in information under the heading "Party A" or "Party B" and can select whether they want to be referred to as a bride, groom or spouse. ...

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S.C. lawmaker wants to protect officials for refusing same-sex marriage licenses

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Lee Bright
A South Carolina lawmaker is proposing a bill to protect officials for refusing same-sex marriage licenses based on religious beliefs ...

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