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

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The American Civil Liberties Union’s Kentucky office has already filed a lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk of Court Kim Davis, asking a judge to force her to issue marriage licenses to two gay couples and to straight couples. All of the couples were denied a license.

But Beshear seemed unconcerned about the clerks’ actions when speaking with reporters at an event earlier in the day in Lexington.

“I don’t think anyone really is being too inconvenienced now because we have so many clerks doing their jobs,” Beshear said. “I think the rest of them, it will either get worked out in court or the ballot box.”

A number of Casey County voters do not appear upset with Casey Davis’ decision. Monday morning, WLEX-TV reported that hundreds showed up at the Casey County Courthouse to support Davis, some holding signs reading that Davis is “the man in support of God’s divine plan.”

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And the Family Foundation of Kentucky announced Monday his group was forming a “Kentucky religious liberty defense fund” to raise money to defend the clerks and others, including pastors, from lawsuits attempting to force them to participate in same-sex marriages.

“I’m fine with the choice that (same-sex couples) have made, and I actually respect the stand that they have made,” Casey Davis said. “I’m just asking them to respect the stand that I’m trying to make. … I took an oath to do this job to the best of my ability ‘so help me God,’ and my ability cannot go beyond what my conscience allows.”

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