Gay Couple Finally Marries in Kentucky County

The office of a Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples completed their first marriage license for a same-sex couple Friday. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who was found in contempt of court and jailed Thursday, said through her lawyer that she would refuse to authorize her employees to issue licenses in her absence, but they have ignored her orders. At least two couples suing Davis said they plan to be at the county courthouse to obtain a marriage license Friday. All but one of the deputies—Kim Davis’ son Nathan Davis—agreed to obey U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s order to begin issuing licenses or face being held in contempt of court.