One year after Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of a federal court order, the Rowan County Rights Coalition will be hosting the inaugural Rowan County Pride Festival.
The Kentucky attorney general's office says an eastern Kentucky county clerk who made news when she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples last year has violated the state's Open Records Act.
A Kentucky clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has asked a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit against her because of a new state law that will take effect next month.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of his ambassador to the United States, who was behind Francis' controversial meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail rather than comply with a court order to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, said she prayed for those who disagreed with her and feels the pace of social change has "awakened" Christians across the country.
Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has ordered the state to prepare new marriage licenses that do not include the names of county clerks in an attempt to protect the religious beliefs of Kim Davis and other local elected officials.
In newly filed court documents, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is asking the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear oral argument of her case "due to the weighty constitutional and statutory issues at stake in this case."