MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Nearly a dozen Rowan County leaders want to meet with Governor Steve Beshear to ensure the disruption that happened in Morehead over same-sex marriage doesn’t happen again. That meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Rowan County clerk Kim Davis defied federal law by refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. It was an act that landed her in jail and put Morehead, Kentucky in the national spotlight.
Reverend Randy Smith is a spokesperson for the group. Smith says the leaders plan to offer Governor Beshear assistance in resolving the situation. Some Kentucky County clerks, including Davis said that issuing the same-sex marriage licenses went against their ‘religious beliefs’ and violated their ‘religious freedom’.
In response, Governor Beshear previously stated that all clerks should follow the law, ‘do their jobs’ and issue the licenses without prejudice.
WTVQ talked to the Governor’s office on Monday. ABC 36 was told, the office was not aware of a scheduled meeting with the group and could not guarantee the Governor would be able to meet with them.