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Deputy clerks in Kentucky say yes to same-sex marriage licenses but their boss says no

Deputy clerks in Kentucky say yes to same-sex marriage licenses but their boss says no

Five deputy clerks in Kentucky agreed to issue marriage licenses after the top Rowan County official was found in contempt of court and jailed for refusing to give the documents because of her religious opposition to gay marriage. U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning on Thursday morning sent Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to jail for failing to heed federal court orders that she issue the marriage licenses. At an afternoon hearing, five of her deputies agreed to grant licenses. The sixth deputy, Nathan Davis, the son of Kim Davis, had also cited religious beliefs and refused to be involved in granting the licenses. Kim Davis later rejected the compromise worked out by her lawyers who...

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