Kentucky clerk appeals order putting her in jail

Sep 7, 2015 7:38 AM by Cheryl Wengren

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky county clerk who's been in jail since Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is asking an appeals court to reverse a judge's ruling.

Rowan (ROW'-uhn) County Clerk Kim Davis objects to same-sex marriage for religious reasons and stopped issuing all marriage licenses in June after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.

A federal judge ordered Davis to issue the licenses.

She was found in contempt of court last week.


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