Judge Orders County Clerk to Issue Marriage Licenses by Aug. 31

Aug 19, 2015

The judge in the lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis says the clerk will have to resume issuing marriage licenses by August 31 unless an appeals court says otherwise.

Earlier this week U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning granted a temporary stay of a decision he levied against Davis. Bunning ruled that Davis’ religious beliefs couldn’t prevent her from carrying out her duties as a government official.

Davis has appealed that ruling. She has refused to issue marriage licenses since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage in June.