Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk’s same-sex marriage case

A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
    
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide last month. Two gay couples and two straight couples sued her, asking a judge to force her to issue marriage licenses.
    
Davis' attorneys argued that because she has not been officially notified of the lawsuit, the court does not have jurisdiction over her. U.S. District Judge David Bunning allowed the hearing to continue, but later suspended it until after Davis has been properly notified.
    
The earliest the case could resume is next Monday, when Davis would be expected to testify.

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