Governor-Elect Bevin Says He Will Remove Clerks' Names From Marriage License

Kentucky's governor-elect is already making noises about changing things in Kim Davis' favor.


Planning his first month as Kentucky governor, Matt Bevin said he will issue an executive order to change the state marriage licenses in favor of county clerks who say issuing licenses to same-sex couples goes against their religious beliefs.

“One thing I will take care of right away is we will remove the names of the county clerks from the marriage form,” Bevin told reporters Friday, according to Reuters.

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis made the state the center for the national discussion about same-sex marriage and religious freedom when she was sent to jail for five days after refusing to issue licenses to same-sex couples.

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