Tuesday, 18 August 2015 21:15

The Issuing Of Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Is Stayed In Rowan County, Kentucky

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In Kentucky, on Monday, Federal Judge David Bunning allowed the Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to continue not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Last week, judge Bunning ordered Kim Davis not to oppose the decision of the Supreme Court and to issue marriage licenses to LGBT couples.

He wrote that Davis was «free to believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman, as many Americans do. However, her religious convictions cannot excuse her from performing the duties that she took an oath to perform as Rowan County Clerk.»

However, and this is why same-sex couples can still not obtain a marriage license in the Rowan County, the judge decided because «emotions are running high on both sides of this debate» to stay his decision until the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals take the case.

Davis cited her religious belief to justify this refusal. She wants Kentucky lawmakers allow clerks not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples but Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has not wanted to organize a session to address the issue.

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