Clerk Kim Davis returned to work Monday for the first time since being jailed for disobeying a federal judge and said she was faced with a “seemingly impossible choice” between following her conscience and losing her freedom over denying marriage licenses to gay couples.
After five days behind bars, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was ordered released from jail Tuesday by the judge who locked her up for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in the Kentucky county.
Two Republican presidential candidates planned jailhouse meetings Tuesday with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, raising her conservative-hero status as she remains behind bars over her refusal to give marriage licenses to gay couples.
A gay couple emerged from a county clerk's office in Morehead, Kentucky, with a marriage license in hand Friday morning, embracing and crying as the defiant clerk who runs the office remained jailed for her refusal to issue the licenses because she opposed same-sex marriage.
A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her "conscience will not allow" her to follow a federal judge's orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
Now as the Rowan County clerk in Morehead, Kentucky, Kim Davis is refusing to surrender in a battle over who can and can’t be wed. She invoked “God's authority” Tuesday as she defied a series of federal court orders and once again denied marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
A county clerk in Kentucky who has invoked “God's authority” and is defying the Supreme Court of the United States by refusing to license same-sex marriage has been summoned along with her entire staff to explain to a federal judge why she should not face stiff fines or jail time.
Attorneys who successfully challenged Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage have submitted a bill for more than $2 million in legal fees, court costs and related expenses. The state of Kentucky, as the losing party in the case, gets stuck with the tab under federal civil-rights law.
Judges who perform marriages in Ohio can't refuse to marry same-sex couples on personal or moral grounds or because of religious beliefs, according to a state judicial conduct board.
Officials in the northern Indiana city of Goshen have decided to put off voting on a proposal expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
A former deputy clerk from southern Indiana says in a federal lawsuit she was fired for refusing to process a same-sex couple’s marriage application.
In Indiana, some large companies have expanded their domestic partner benefit packages to include same- and opposite-sex couples.
A judge who refused to marry a same-sex couple said on Wednesday that he wants to know if he can skip out of performing gay weddings altogether.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the government will make federal marriage benefits available to same-sex couples following a Supreme Court of the United States decision last month that legalized same-sex marriage.
The Supreme Court of the United States has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. The decision was 5-4.
Evansville Police Sgt. Karen Vaughn-Kajmowicz and her wife, Tammy, battled the Indiana General Assembly’s effort to add the “one-man, one-woman” definition of marriage to the state constitution and eventually joined one of the lawsuits against the state to end the ban on same-sex marriage.
Gay and lesbian couples could face legal chaos if the Supreme Court of the United States rules against same-sex marriage in the next few weeks.
Standing in the rotunda of the Indiana Statehouse, Jim Obergefell, named plaintiff in the marriage equality case currently before the Supreme Court of the United States, said a victory in the country’s highest court will not end the battle against discrimination.
The state of Indiana had to pay more than $1.4 million in fees to plaintiffs' attorneys in its unsuccessful attempt to maintain a ban on same-sex marriages, the attorney general's office says.
Pivotal Supreme Court of the United States Justice Anthony Kennedy did not tip his hand Tuesday as the high court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.