Even though the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled “little or no likelihood that the clerk in her official capacity will prevail on appeal,” and ordered her to begin issuing marriage licenses, Rowan, Ky. County Clerk Kim Davis’ office continues to refuse to issue any marriage licenses.
A gay couple applied for their marriage license for the third time. A deputy clerk said he was under orders to continue to turn them away.
Earlier this month, a U.S. District Court ruled that Davis’ religious convictions don’t excuse her from performing the official duties of her job and upholding her oath of office. That court stayed its ruling, but yesterday, the Sixth Circuit ruled against her.
Davis — who has herself been married four times — claims the lower court stay is still in place. The couple claims the Sixth Circuit ruling takes precedence. She is being defended by the conservative Liberty Counsel.
The couple said they will try to get their marriage license again next week.