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Clerk Defies Order, Won't Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

08-13-2015
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A Kentucky county clerk won't issue same-sex marriage licenses despite an order from a federal judge requiring her to do so.

Rowan County clerk Kim Davis stopped issuing all marriage licenses June 26 after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.

This week, U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ordered her to perform the duties her job required.

In his order, Bunning said Davis "likely violated the constitutional rights of his constituents" by standing on her Christian beliefs "at the expense of others."

Roger Gannam of Liberty Counsel discusses the Kentucky clerk and gay marriage license case.

Davis' attorney, Roger Gannam, says his client doesn't intend to issue any licenses until all her appeals are exhausted.

"Kim Davis is resolute in vindicating her rights," said Gannam, senior counsel with Liberty Counsel. "Fundamentally, we disagree with this order because the government should never be able to compel a person to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs."

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