The Rowan County Clerk’s Office refused to issue marriage licenses to two same-sex couples on Thursday (August 13), acting in defiance to an order from a federal judge.
Judge David Bunning ruled on Wednesday (August 12) that Rowan Clerk Kim Davis must issue marriage licenses to all couples, despite personal conflicts stemming from her religious beliefs.
Deputies in Davis’s office turned away two gay couples one day after that ruling.
Davis was not on-hand for Thursday’s license refusals. Deputies in the Rowan office say the clerk is “on vacation.”