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Kim Davis files new request for stay of ruling ordering her to issue marriage licenses

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Davis refuses to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple a day after being ordered to do so by the U.S. Supreme Court. Davis refuses to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple a day after being ordered to do so by the U.S. Supreme Court.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -– Attorneys for Kim Davis have filed another request for a stay of Judge David Bunning’s ruling in a lawsuit filed against her by same-sex couples whom she refused to issue a marriage license.

Davis was put in jail for contempt of court because she refused to obey the federal court’s order to issue marriage licenses to all couples. However, in this latest filing, Davis’ attorneys argue Bunning’s court order did not have the authority to “expand the original injunction” that she was appealing.

According to the court filing, Judge Bunning’s original ruling only ordered her to issue licenses to the couples named in the original lawsuit. While that order was under appeal, Davis’ attorneys claim Bunning ordered her to issue same-sex marriage licenses to all couples – which changes the terms of his order.

The filing claims Bunning did not have the authority to “expand the original injunction” while it was under appeal in a higher court.

Because of these claims, Davis is now asking for an emergency stay of his ruling until the appeal is completed.

Read the full filing here.

Related: Kim Davis could face criminal charges if she continues to defy court order

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