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Kentucky clerks object to Supreme Court ruling, halt marriage licenses

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday morning that same sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday morning that same sex marriage is legal in all 50 states.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A few court clerks in Kentucky are refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couple as an objection to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.

Casey County Clerk Casey Davis says his religious convictions will not allow him to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He says his office is no longer issuing licenses to any couple.

Davis says "in good conscience I cannot put my name on one of those licenses." He says no same-sex couple has been in to the office to ask for one.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that clerks in Rowan and Lawrence counties have also halted issuing marriage licenses in response to the Supreme Court ruling.

Terry Sebastian, a spokesman for Gov. Steve Beshear, says the office is reviewing how to respond.

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