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US Supreme Court faces first challenge to gay marriage ruling

Joseph McCormick August 31, 2015
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The US Supreme Court this week faces its first challenge to a sweeping ruling in favour of same-sex marriage.

Kim Davis, a County Clerk from Rowan County, turned away David Moore and David Ernold two weeks ago, after being instructed by a federal court to stop discriminating.

She was previously caught on camera refusing to provide another marriage licence, and claims that her religious belief means she can’t honour the licences.

On Friday, attorneys for Davis asked the Supreme Court to intervene, and to allow her to continue discriminating.

The emergency request was directed to Justice Elena Kagan, who is responsible for requests from Kentucky.

Justice Kagan may rule on the decision individually, or she could refer it to the full court.

Davis claims her religious beliefs stop her from issuing the marriage licences, and previously said she “fasted and prayed” before refusing to issue the first marriage licence.

A trans man and his pansexual wife yesterday revealed that they received a marriage licence in February from the clerk.

 

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