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 the county’s, weakening the legality of the licenses. Terry Sebastian, a spokesman for the governor, said Wednesday that Kentucky recognized the licenses in question, the AP reported. Sebastian said Beshear will file a response and follow the court order. The judge’s order came a day after Davis’ lawyers maintained that the altered marriage licenses were valid because they were recognized by Beshear and Kentucky Attorney Gen. Jack Conway.

Yesterday Liberty Counsel head Mat Staver declared that gay people don’t really want marriage licenses, they just want to punish Christians. Equality Case Files has posted Judge Bunning’s order. (Tipped by JMG reader TJ)