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With clerk jailed, gay Kentucky couples get marriage licenses

With clerk jailed, gay Kentucky couples get marriage licenses

Once again, it was possible to get a marriage license in Rowan County where a defiant clerk, citing her religious beliefs, remained in a Kentucky jail for refusing to comply with a court order that would have allowed same-sex unions. Amid conflicting shouts of “Love Won” from supporters and angry denunciations from others holding signs citing the biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, three gay couples received marriage licenses from a deputy clerk on Friday. Meanwhile, elected County Clerk Kim Davis remained in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to anyone since the U.S. Supreme Court said in June that same-sex couples nationwide had a constitutional right to marry....

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