The Kentucky clerk denying same-sex marriage licenses heads to court

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The Kentucky county clerk who got Internet-famous by denying a gay couple a marriage license on film will argue her religious objections in court Monday.

Vox reports that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis tried to skirt the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage by refusing to hand out marriage licenses to gay and straight couples alike. One of those gay couples recorded their exchange in a video and posted it on YouTube, where it has now been viewed more than 1.7 million times.


Although Gov. Steve Beshear ordered all Kentucky clerks to abide by the SCOTUS' decision, Davis held out, and the American Civil Liberties Union subsequently filed a lawsuit against her.


The case marks "first test of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage," the Associated Press reports—which is funny, because it's, like, the seventh or eighth test of my patience today.

I've reached out to Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' office for comment. I'll update the story if I hear back.


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