Kentucky Clerk Back at Work, Won’t Issue Gay Marriage Licenses, But Won’t Stop Deputies Doing It

The Kentucky clerk who became the talk of the nation for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples is now out of jail and back at work. She is still refusing to issue the licenses, but now she has relented and will allow her deputies to issue them.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis went to jail because as the elected clerk of the county she was refusing to hand out marriage licenses to gays. But she was also blocking the other workers in her office from issuing them, too.

Now that she is out of jail and back at work, she has slightly changed her tune

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis indicated Monday she would not interfere with her deputies issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but that she did not want her name on them.

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“If any of them feels that they must issue an unauthorized license to avoid being thrown in jail, I understand their tough choice and I will take no action against them,” Davis said in a statement read outside the courthouse.

“However, any unauthorized license that they issue will not have my name, my title or my authority on it,” Davis added. “Instead, the license will state that they are issued pursuant to a federal court order.”

The Rowan County Clerk has been at the center of national attention for several weeks after refusing to issue the marriage licenses despite the Supreme Court’s refusal to block a ruling that she do so.

“I am no hero, I’m just a person who has been transformed by the grace of God,” Davis said Monday, choking back tears and saying she wanted to serve without violating her conscience.

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