A county clerk in Kentucky who degraded and denied a gay couple a marriage license earlier this month has said that she prayed and fasted for months before deciding to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, reports Philly.com.
She said that her religious beliefs tell her that marriage can only be between a man and a woman and that her right to freedom of religion allows her to deny licenses to gay couples.
She added that she and other officials want an alternative way for same-sex couples to get marriage licenses so that county clerks would not have to sign off on them.
Attorneys for the ACLU say Davis’ rationale would mean clerks could also deny marriage licenses to divorcees or people who have “committed other actions that some consider sinful.”
The judge in the case said he expects to issue a ruling during the week of August 11th.
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