Davis has refused to issue the licenses since the Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) – A same-sex couple has received a marriage license in Rowan County, the first to be issued since clerk Kim Davis returned to work after being jailed for defying a federal judge.
The couple received their marriage license Monday over the objections of Davis. As the lesbian couple squeezed through the mass of reporters, Davis’ supporters heckled them from the back of the room.
Davis said earlier in the day that she would not issue or authorize the licenses, but she also wouldn’t interfere with her deputy clerk handing them out. She questions whether they are valid without her authorization.
Davis was jailed for five days earlier this month when she told a federal judge that her religious beliefs prevented her from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. She has refused to issue the licenses since the Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide.