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KENTUCKY: Court Orders Governor To Address Marriage Licenses Altered By County Clerk Kim Davis

The International Business Times reports: A federal judge has ordered Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to decide whether gay marriage licenses issued by Rowan County clerk Kim Davis’ office were valid, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. A lawyer of one of Davis’ deputies said in a September court filing that Davis changed the forms by dropping her name as well as ...

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KENTUCKY: Local Haters To Visit Governor With Demand For Accommodations For Kim Davis

Pastor Randy Smith [photo] and the Family Foundation of Kentucky will today attempt to meet with Gov. Steve Beshear to present their demand on behalf of Kim Davis and other anti-gay county clerks. They claim that a 10AM meeting is scheduled but the governor’s office says no such meeting is planned. Beshear has refused to call a special session of ...

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Kim Davis To Gov. Beshear: This Is All Your Fault

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, hauled to jail for defying a series of federal court orders and refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, filed a 40-page court document Thursday, blaming Kentucky governor Steve Beshear for all her legal woes. The day the Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in June, Beshear sent a letter to ...

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Kim Davis Loses Yet Again

Just another little item for her to stew on over the weekend. Equality Case Files has the latest smackdown from Judge David Bunning: In her Motion, Davis suggests that the Court could easily stem the tide of litigation by simply ordering Governor Beshear and Commissioner Onkst to remove her name and authorization from the marriage license form. While this is ...

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Gov. Steve Beshear: Kim Davis Can Stay In Jail

Yesterday the Liberty Counsel filed an emergency motion to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, demanding that he release Kim Davis from jail. This morning Beshear told the Liberty Counsel to suck it, saying that he will not even respond to their motion. BOOM!

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Kim Davis Appeals To Governor: Let Me Out Of Jail

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: Today, on behalf of Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, Liberty Counsel filed a request for an order providing relief pending appeal against Gov. Steven Beshear at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal. This is an emergency request for the Governor to accommodate Kim’s religious conviction, which would free her from jail. “Today ...

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KENTUCKY: State Faces $2.3M In Marriage Battle Legal Fees

Attorneys for the good guys have handed Kentucky a demand for $2.3M in legal fees. The Lexington Herald-Leader has more: Gov. Steve Beshear hired lawyers to defend the state of Kentucky’s ban on gay marriage for two years in the federal courts, arguing that Kentuckians deserved “finality and understanding of what the law is.” Understanding can be expensive. Two months ...

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Liberty Counsel President Mat Staver To Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear: Allow Anti-Gay Discrimination Or Resign

“Gov. Steve Beshear went far beyond the Supreme Court when he made it Kentucky policy to foreclose any possibility of a religious accommodation for county clerks. Beshear made new law, and disregarded the laws he swore to uphold; he is the official who should do his job or resign. [Kim] Davis is merely asking that her religious convictions be accommodated. ...

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KENTUCKY: Anti-Gay Clerk Files Religious Discrimination Suit Against Governor

The Liberty Counsel is suing Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on behalf of renegade county clerk Kim Davis. Via the Lexington Herald-Leader: Late Tuesday, Davis filed a lawsuit against Beshear in federal district court. She blamed the governor for instructing all 120 of the state’s county clerks to comply with this summer’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage. Beshear’s ...

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KENTUCKY: Governor Tells Clerk To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Or Resign

Via the Lexington Herald-Leader: Gov. Steve Beshear told Casey County Clerk Casey Davis on Thursday that Davis should issue marriage licenses to every qualified person or resign. The governor also said he won’t call a special legislative session to address same-sex marriage issues. Some legislators and county clerks have called for a special session. Beshear met privately for an hour ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Kentucky County Clerk Denies Same-Sex Marriage License

On Friday the ACLU sued the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. On Monday a couple filmed their refusal in clerk Kim Davis’ office and the clip went wildly viral last night. At 9:31 in the video a uniformed officer is shown entering the room and walking to the counter to converse with the ...

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Michigan And Kentucky Plaintiffs Petition SCOTUS For Review Of Marriage Cases

This afternoon the plaintiffs in the Michigan and Kentucky marriage equality cases both filed petitions with the Supreme Court which request a review of the Sixth Circuit Court decision that upheld the bans in their states. Late last week plaintiffs in the Ohio and Tennessee cases filed their petitions. Hit the above links to read the petitions. GOP Michigan Gov. ...

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Is Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Trying To Lose The Marriage Case On Purpose?

Last week the outside counsel hired by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear filed an appeal brief which argued that same-sex marriage must remain illegal otherwise straight people will have fewer babies. The brief is so absurd that some now believe the state is purposely trying to lose the case. Some lawyers in Kentucky say the brief filed May 7 at the ...

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KENTUCKY: Governor’s Brief Says Gay Marriage Will Cause Birth Rates To Drop

Attorneys for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear have filed a brief which claims that same-sex marriage must remain illegal otherwise straight people will have fewer babies. And that will cost Kentucky lots of money. Appealing a federal judge’s decision that the state’s ban violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law, Beshear’s hired counsel say Kentucky has a legitimate ...

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