With Ky. clerk in jail, gay couple receives marriage license

As a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples sits in jail, a gay couple received a license from a deputy Rowan County clerk Friday.

Ky. clerk found in contempt, jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses

Kim Davis was found in contempt of court Sept. 3  for her refusal to issue marriage licenses in wake of the Supreme Court decision to allow gays to wed.

Clerk Kim Davis cites God, crowd jeers gay couple

Defying the Supreme Court, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis said she was acting “under God’s authority” as she continued to deny marriage licenses Sept. 1 to gay couples.

Kentucky county clerk invokes God in denying gay marriages

Rowan County's clerk prayed and fasted over her decision to refuse marriage licenses for same-sex couples, she testified in federal court, and she said believes she is upholding her oath under the Constitution.

Clerk Kim Davis' refusal to provide licenses has drawn wide attention after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that marriage is a fundamental right for all couples. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear ordered clerks to comply with the decision.

"It wasn't just a spur-of-the-moment decision," Davis said. "It was thought out, and I sought God on it."