Clerk will turn to Supreme Court
A Kentucky clerk who’s embroiled in a legal fight over the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples says she will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.
Citing her Christian faith and constitutional right to religious freedom, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has steadfastly refused to issue marriage licenses even though the Supreme Court two months ago legalized gay marriage throughout the country.
Davis, who refused to grant a marriage license to a gay couple Thursday, said she asked the court to extend the delay of a federal judge’s ruling that orders her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The judge delayed the order until Aug. 31 or until a federal appeals court rules to the contrary. Wednesday, a federal appeals court upheld the lower court’s ruling.
But Mat Staver, founder of the Florida-based Liberty Counsel that represents Davis, said he believes the judge’s order is still delayed until Aug. 31.