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Homophobic Kentucky clerk saga continues

Wed 2 Sep 2015 In: International News

A homophobic US county clerk is still refusing to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples, and could now face fines or jail time. The Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage across the nation in June. Kim Davis from Kentucky’s Rowan County is still refusing to issue marriage licences, despite the courts ordering her to do so. "To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God's definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience. It is not a light issue for me. It is a Heaven or Hell decision," she says in a statement. However the Supreme Court has denied her latest appeal and she has now been ordered to appear before a Federal Court on contempt of court charges. While she is refusing to issue licences to gay couples, she unwittingly gave one to a trans man and his wife in February. Camryn Colen and his wife Alexis say she did so without asking to see Colen's birth certificate, which has not yet been altered to say he's male.      

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 - 8:24am

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