Kentucky Same Sex Marriage

Marriage License Standoff Continues In Rowan County

Sep 2, 2015

The latest on a county clerk in Kentucky who has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licenses.


A familiar scene repeated itself at a Kentucky courthouse: a gay couple marched into the clerk's office and requested a marriage license. But Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' office again defied court orders and turned them away.

Embattled Rowan County Clerk Looks To Supreme Court

Aug 27, 2015

A Kentucky clerk 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.


A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.


Kentucky’s legal costs for defending its same-sex marriage ban all the way to the Supreme Court could be in the millions.

Rowan County Clerk Granted Stay While She Appeals Case

Aug 17, 2015
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A Kentucky county clerk who objects to same-sex marriage will not have to issue marriage licenses while she takes her case to a federal appeals court.


With Kentucky becoming the stage for the continuing debate over same-sex marriage, opponents say the time is right to press for enhanced religious liberty protections for officials and business owners who object to the Supreme Court’s decision.


Kentucky’s economic forecast is improving, according to Gov. Steve Beshear. Today, state’s top official announced a decision to funnel $82 million in surplus dollars into Kentucky’s “rainy day fund," bumping the grand total to just over $209 million.


Court proceedings will resume next week in the case of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who has refused to issue marriage licenses following the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex unions in June. The hearing was put on pause Monday because Davis’s lawyers said she had not received official notification of the lawsuit.

Judge Puts Rowan County Marriage Case On Hold

Jul 13, 2015

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.