Anti-gay clerk’s supporters heckle lesbian couple for getting marriage licence
The supporters of adamantly homophobic county clerk Kim Davis have heckled a lesbian couple who applied for, and were granted a marriage licence.
The couple received their marriage licence at Rowan County, and were the first same-sex couple to do so since Davis returned to work after being jailed for six days for contempt of court.
Supporters of Davis heckled the couple as they fought through a group of reporters to get to the desk.
They were issued the licence despite objections from Davis, who, returning to work today, said she would not authorise her deputies to issue same-sex marriage licences.
Davis, who spent six days in jail for contempt of court after refusing to obey several orders instructing her to stop discriminating against gay couples, returns to work at Rowan County today.
She faces a challenge, however, if she wants to stop her deputies from issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, as Brian Mason, one of the deputies, who have been ordered to issue marriage licences in Davis’ absence, said he would ignore her if she told him not to issue licences to gay couples.
She gave a garbled speech outside the court house today, saying she would not authorise her deputies to issue the licences, and that she would not allow them to, but said she would not begrudge them if they did, in order to avoid jail.