Kentucky clerk could head back to court over licenses
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — She’s already spent five days in jail, and now a Kentucky clerk could be back in court soon for altering marriage license forms issued to same-sex couples.
Monday, lawyers for two gay couples and two straight couples questioned the validity of the new marriage licenses and asked a federal judge to order Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ office to reissue them. If she refuses, the lawyers asked the judge to put the office in receivership and have someone else do it.
Davis was jailed for disobeying a federal court order to issue licenses to gay couples. When she returned to work, she altered the licenses to say they were issued under the authority of the federal court.
Davis’ lawyer Mat Staver said the ACLU’s motion was designed to punish Davis for her beliefs.