Same-Sex Marriage

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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. 

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  A same-sex couple has been denied a marriage license in Rowan County one day after a federal judge ruled that the clerk there had to resume issuing marriage licenses to couples, no matter their sexual orientation.

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  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.

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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. 

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A preliminary hearing for a lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will take place Monday at noon in Ashland. Davis is being sued by four Rowan County couples who were denied marriage licenses.

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  Casey County Clerk Casey Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court last month struck down same-sex marriage bans throughout the U.S.

Gov. Steve Beshear will not call a special legislative session to address county clerks who have refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.

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Governor Steve Beshear is expressing confidence that county clerks in Kentucky will, in time, adhere to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. There are a few county clerks still refusing to issue marriage licenses. Governor Beshear said it's not for him to say whether or not those clerks should step down.

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  The ACLU of Kentucky is prepared to sue county clerks who are refusing to issue marriage licenses because of the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing same-sex marriages in the U.S.

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Moments after the Supreme Court decision declaring all 5o states must recognize same-sex marriage, Stephen and Richard Reed of Murray filed for their license after waiting 13 years. Nicole Erwin spoke with Stephen on the historic day. 

"We had even talked about going to a state that had already made it legal," said Stephen. "But then we decided that since we lived in Kentucky we would wait until Kentucky legalized it." 

He says he was with Richard at work when the news came down. They decided then to get their marriage license paperwork sorted out with the Calloway County Clerk's Office.