Kentucky ordered to issue same-sex marriage licenses

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ROWAN COUNTY, KY – A fight is brewing in Kentucky after a county clerk defied a judge’s order and refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The woman at the center of it all is Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who claims her religious beliefs prevent her from authorizing the marriage of David Ermold and David Moore.

“This is how gay people are treated in this country. This is what it’s like, this is their experience, this is how it feels,” said Ermold. “If nothing comes of this, at least I hope other people understand this is wrong.”

The couple took the case to the ACLU, which sued the county.

“He wants the judges to figure it out, wants it to go through the court system,” Moore said.

A federal judge ruled Davis had to allow same-sex marriages and Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear seconded that. But Davis’ attorneys are appealing the decision and the clerk’s office still refuses to let Ermold and Moore – or any other gay couples – tie the knot.

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