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Same-sex marriage

For altering marriage licenses, Kentucky clerk could re-visit court

By WITW Staff on September 22, 2015

After having already spent five days in jail for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Rowan County clerk Kim Davis may face a judge yet again – this time, for altering the wording on licenses. Two gay and two straight couples on Monday claimed that after she returned to work last week, Davis confiscated marriage licenses and replaced them with ones that claim to be issued not under the authority of the county clerk, but “pursuant to federal court order.” The validity of the altered licenses is in question and a federal judge has been asked to order Kim Davis’ office to reissue. If she refuses, her office could be placed in a receivership for the purposes of issuing marriage licenses. The judge could also appoint another person to oversee the issuance of marriage licenses.

Read the full story at the Associated Press.