Lawsuit nixed against Kentucky clerk who fought gay marriage

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Kim Davis
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning issued orders Thursday dismissing the lawsuit brought by two gay couples and two straight couples against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

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Bunning’s orders come after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Davis’ appeals last month because of a new state law that removes the names of county clerks from marriage licenses.

Davis spent five days in jail for refusing a judge’s order to issue the licenses. Her deputy clerks issued the licenses for her while she was incarcerated. Davis’ attorney Mat Staver declared victory, calling it a win for everyone who wants to remain true to their religious beliefs.

 

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