Friday, August 14, 2015

Kentucky Clerk Continues To Refuse To Issue Marriage Licenses, Despite Injunction

Continuing to maintain her religious objections to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis yesterday filed with the federal district court a motion (full text) to stay the court's Aug. 12 preliminary injunction pending appeal. (See prior posting.) Meanwhile, as reported by AP, Davis' office continued to refuse to issue marriage licenses. Staff said Davis was on vacation, and others in the office also authorized to issue licenses refused to do so.  The staff handed one couple a Post-it note with the phone number of Davis' lawyers, Liberty Counsel. Attorneys for plaintiffs in the case are considering asking the court to hold Davis in contempt.