Kentucky clerk of court defies Supreme Court, refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses
Defying court orders, a county clerk in Kentucky is refusing to issue marriage licenses of same-sex couples. Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, said that she would obey “God’s authority" rather than the Supreme Court decision calling for legal recognition of same-sex marriages. When a homosexual couple brought a lawsuit against her, and a federal court ordered her to issue the marriage license, she sought a Supreme Court hearing, but was rejected. As the standoff continues in Rowan County, Davis faces likely contempt-of-court charges.