The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected a motion from anti-gay Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, asking that she not be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples while she appeals a district court’s ruling ordering her to do so.
In particular, Davis’ motion sought an injunction against the state’s governor, Steve Beshear, who had ordered Davis to issue marriage licenses to all couples following the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality in June.
Via Jonathan H. Adler writing in The Washington Post:
The Sixth Circuit, in its brief order, did what most legal commentators expected: It concluded that Davis could not show a “substantial likelihood of success” on her federal constitutional claims and concluded that, as a federal court, it lacks the authority to compel a state officer to comply with state law. Neither point is particularly controversial, so this result should not be a surprise.
Davis may try and take this case to the Supreme Court, but it’s exceedingly unlikely any such effort will produce a different result.
Read the order below: