Religious conviction

Kentucky clerk defies court order, refuses marriage licenses to same-sex couples

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In the name of her Christian faith, Rowan County clerk Kim Davis of Kentucky defied a judge’s order and refused to issue marriage licenses to both same-sex and heterosexual couples on Thursday. A day prior, U.S. District Court Judge David L. Bunning ordered that she was “free to believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman, as many Americans do,” but Davis’ convictions do not merit the neglect of her job responsibilities as a clerk, “duties that she took an oath to perform.” Davis, an elected official, first banned her staff from ordering marriage licenses to same-sex pairs following the Supreme Court ruling on June 26 that allowed such couples to marry nationwide. A lawyer for Kim Davis told Buzzfeed News that an appeal to Bunning’s ruling has been filed.

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