Two Kentucky men who challenged the state’s ban on same-sex marriage say they’re amazed at the pace of change. Louisville residents Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon sued the state in 2013 because it wouldn’t recognize their marriage, which took place in Canada.
Casey County Clerk Casey Davis wrapped up his cross-Kentucky bike ride in support of jailed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in Paducah’s Dolly McNutt Plaza on Friday. The assembled crowd cheered as Davis ended the 460-mile trip he began in Pikeville on August 27th.
The government of Rowan County, Kentucky, has denied any liability for the actions of its county clerk, who stopped issuing marriage licences this summer after the Supreme Court lifted same-sex marriage bans throughout the U.S.
A preliminary hearing for the lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was held in Ashland Monday, but there was no ruling. Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, saying her religious convictions prevented her from doing so.