Judge: Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Must Be Issued In Kentucky

Despite Kentucky Clerk of the Court Kim Davis’ argument that issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates her constitutional rights, a federal judge has ruled that the clerk must obey the law, do her job, and issue the marriage licenses.

In his order, the federal judge wrote, “It does not seem unreasonable for Plaintiffs, as Rowan County voters, to expect their elected official to perform her statutorily assigned duties.  And yet, that is precisely what Davis is refusing to do.”

A video from USA Today on the news can be found after the jump.

Marriage licenses have been issued to same-sex partners here in Florida since January 5, 2015, when a stay was lifted by a federal judge in the case of Brenner v. Scott who had determined that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

If you have questions regarding LGBT family law rights in Florida, schedule a consultation with Family Diplomacy at 813-443-0615 or by filling out our contact form.

Attorney Adam B. Cordover has been on the cutting edge when it comes to Florida LGBT family law.  He was involved in Shaw v. Shaw, the first divorce case to challenge Florida’s Defense of Marriage Act and constitutional amendment banning recognition of same-sex marriages.  He has also long helped LGBT families with adoptions, name changes, and child custody issues.

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