county clerks

Governor Steve Beshear believes in time, all 120 Kentucky counties will be issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.  Currently, there are a few county clerks refusing to issue marriage licenses.  The governor says it may take a few months before complete adherence to the Supreme Court ruling occurs.  "My feeling is we've got a constitutional duty to follow the law, regardless of your personal beliefs and that's tough for some people, I understand that.  But, really, that's my attitude on it, but I think it will work itself out," said Beshear.


If a federal court ruling in favor of gay marriage in Kentucky is upheld following appeals, it could mean slight changes in the way marriage licenses are processed.   Discussions are underway about how such a ruling might affect County Clerks across the state.