Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis Refusing To Issue Same-Sex Marriage License

April 26, 2023 5:22 pm11 commentsViews: 403

Same-sex marriage is again in controversy. A Kentucky county clerk rejected the requests for such marriage licenses, defying US Supreme Court decision issued in June this year saying they have the right to marry under US Constitution.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis Refusing To Issue Same-Sex Marriage License

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis cited religious objections and refused to issue such licenses.

In July eight people filed federal lawsuit against the clerk for not getting marriage licenses from her office to either gay couples or straight.

A motion has been filed by the couples asking the US District Judge David Bunning to hold her in contempt of court.

If believed to the attorney of one couple, the court has asked the clerk to appear in Ashland, Kentucky, court on Thursday.

In August the judge said her to carry on her responsibilities as county clerk irrespective of her religious convictions.

According to Kentucky Public Radio, the decision of the clerk to deny such same-sex marriage licenses is done “under God’s authority.”

Meanwhile, large crowds have gathered outside her office chanting slogans to support the issue from both sides. Some are supporting the same-sex couples while others were shouting in favor of religion.

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