Same-Sex Couples Refused Marriage Licenses in Part of America’s South
The latest and perhaps final frontier in the legal battle over gay marriage in America is a clerk’s office in rural Kentucky.
Kim Davis, a county clerk, is one of a handful of officials across the South who have defied the US Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Mrs Davis, who says her Christian beliefs preclude her from facilitating gay marriages, has also stopped issuing licenses to heterosexual couples.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has now filed suit against Mrs Davis on behalf of four couples - two homosexual and two heterosexual - who were turned away when they sought licenses this week.
Mrs Davis has pledged she will not give in.