Transgender man & wife: Rowan Co. Clerk issued them marriage license


ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) — It appears the Rowan County Clerk who is refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, already issued one.

Saturday, dozens stood in front of the Rowan County Courthouse for a fairness rally. Among that crowd, the Courier Journal reports a transgender man and his wife stepped forward with paperwork showing that Clerk Kim Davis issued them a marriage license in February. In the article, the couple says Davis’ office didn’t ask for the man’s birth certificate, which still identifies him as a female. The couple married that night.

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Two months after the historic Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide, there have been no marriage licenses issued at the Rowan County Courthouse, despite judges from the U.S. District Court and 6th District xourt appeals ordering Davis to issue them. And on Friday, Davis appealing again, and asking the country’s highest court, the Supreme Court for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Photo courtesy: Jonathan Palmer, Special to the Courier-Journal