The high court said Monday it would not take the case involving Kim Davis, the former clerk of Rowan County, and two same-sex couples who had sued her. Soon after the Supreme Court decision in which same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide, Davis, a Christian who has a religious objection to same-sex marriage, stopped issuing all marriage licenses. In this image taken Sept. That led to lawsuits against her, and a judge ordered Davis to issue the licenses.
Kentucky Clerk Denies Same-Sex Marriage Licenses, Defying Court
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A raucous scene unfolded shortly after 8 a. One couple, David Ermold and David Moore, tried to engage the county clerk, Kim Davis, in a debate before the cameras, but as she had before, she turned them away, saying repeatedly that she would not issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight. Davis says same-sex marriage violates her Christian beliefs. She took office in January, succeeding her mother, who had been the county clerk for 37 years. Some other local officials still refuse to issue marriage licenses, including probate judges in 11 Alabama counties.
Supreme court rejects appeal from clerk who refused to register gay marriage
A federal appeals court has ruled that Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who denied marriage licenses to a same-sex couple because she believed their relationship was immoral, could be held individually liable for her refusal. Subscribe Now. Why am I seeing this?
She was defeated by Democratic challenger Elwood Caudill Jr. Davis was elected Rowan County Clerk in The following year, the Supreme Court decided Obergefell v. Hodges , and all county clerks in Kentucky were ordered to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.