Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges in June, Kim Davis, a clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky began refusing to issue marriage licenses, saying that her Christian faith bars her from authorizing same-sex marriages. As a result of her decision she was promptly sued and a federal district judge in eastern Kentucky ordered her issue the licenses, but delayed his order to allow time for an appeal. However, The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld the lower court decision and denied her request for a stay as did The US Supreme Court, and she was promptly ordered to begin issuing license. Yet, despite this order Mrs. Davis still refused to issue license and as a result she was jailed and held in contempt of court over the Labor Day weekend only to be released on the condition that she would not interfere with her deputies who have been issuing licenses. On Monday, Kim Davis returned to work and made a statement that although she will not stop her deputies from issuing license she went ahead and altered the form to remove her name and title from them, which has many people concerned over the legality of these licenses Joining me today to discuss the case and the ongoing fight for marriage equality in Kentucky is Daniel J. Canon, one of the lawyers for the plaintiffs.
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