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Federal motions expected to be filed against Kim Davis over the validity of altered marriage license

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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) -- Lawyers are expected to file more motions in a federal court in Kentucky on Tuesday.

Lawyers for gay couples are questioning the validity of altered marriage licenses issued by a defiant county clerk opposed to gay marriage. Licenses issued by the Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' office contain the statement "pursuant to federal court order."

The two plaintiffs say it's because Davis allowed a marriage license issued to a same-sex couple to be altered, by removing her name and the name of the county.

The women say it is not clear whether altered licenses are legal. Their motion asks a federal judge to put the clerk's office in receivership, to ensure licenses are issued properly.

Four of the six people who work Davis told a federal judge that no eligible couples have been denied marriage licenses.

Davis spent five days in jail after she cited "God's authority" in refusing to obey a federal judge's order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis' deputy clerks issued the licenses while she was in jail. U.S. District Judge David Bunning then released Davis and ordered the deputy clerks to report back to him every two weeks.

Four deputy clerks filed their reports on Monday. Deputy Clerk Kristy Plank noted the only person turned away was a man who said he wanted to marry Jesus. Plank said the man was denied because "both parties were not present."

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