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Judge gives Rowan Co. clerk time to appeal ruling before issuing same-sex marriage licenses

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP/WDRB) -- A judge has given a Kentucky clerk time to appeal before issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite a federal judge's order and a lawsuit from the ACLU.

Davis was one of a handful of local elected officials across the country that stopped issuing marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in June. She said issuing a marriage license to a gay couple would violate her Christian beliefs and argued the U.S. Constitution protected her religious freedoms.

Two gay couples and two straight couples in Rowan County sued her, asking a federal judge to order her to issue marriage licenses. U.S. District Judge David Bunning ruled Wednesday the couples should not be forced to travel to another county to get a marriage licenses. He said Davis should perform her assigned duties.

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