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Court once again denies Kim Davis’ bid to delay marriage licenses

Davis has one more request for reprieve awaiting the appeals court. In it, her attorneys with the Christian law firm Liberty Counsel argue that Bunning’s order to issue licenses should apply only to the four couples who sued her and not to any other same-sex couples who would like to get married.

The ACLU asked the appeals court Tuesday to reject that one too, calling it “Davis’ latest attempt to avoid the obligations of her office.”

Three weeks ago, a panel of the appeals court dismissed Davis’ primary argument that her religious faith should exclude her from licensing a gay marriage.

In a statement about Davis’ most recent bid for an exemption, James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Project, said the clerk “keeps asking the same question and getting the same answer from the courts – that she has to do her job.”

“Issuing marriage licenses doesn’t mean she approves of those marriages, it just means she’s doing the job she was elected to do.”

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