KENTUCKY: Court Grants Clerk Kim Davis Temporary Stay While Appeal To Sixth Circuit Is Being Considered

Last week a federal court ordered Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis to immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to all qualified couples. The very next morning her office turned away two couples as Davis filed for a stay while she appeals. This afternoon that court denied her request for a stay pending the result of her appeal, but granted her request for a stay until the higher court decides whether to hear the appeal at all. If the Sixth Circuit decides to hear her appeal, they will likely grant a stay pending the conclusion of their review. Confusing, yes. Equality Case Files has the ruling.