Kentucky Clerk Asks Governor for Taxpayer-Funded Work-Around on Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples

From Raw Story:

"“I think I deserve some sort of relief that I took my oath to do this job to the best of my ability so help me God," Davis said. “I can’t go beyond what my conscience allows.”... The Casey County attorney said he respected the county clerk – but he said Davis was wrong about this issue.

Thomas Weddle, the county attorney, said Davis should find a deputy clerk to issue the marriage licenses – as directed by Attorney General Jack Conway – or face removal from his position as county clerk.

Davis and Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis are the only two clerks in Kentucky who still refuse to issue marriage licenses, although Clinton County clerk Sheila Booher has stopped commenting on the issue after initially expressing misgivings.

The governor said Monday that he understood their concerns, but he reminded the state’s 120 county clerks that they had taken an oath to uphold constitutions of both Kentucky and the United States."

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