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PopWrapped | LGBT

Same-Sex Couple Record Clerk Denying Them A Marriage License

Gennyvera Pacheco | PopWrapped Author

Gennyvera Pacheco

Updated 07/11/2015 12:18am
Same-Sex Couple Record Clerk Denying Them A Marriage License | marriage license
Media Courtesy of YouTube

A same-sex couple in Rowan County, Kentucky has been denied a marriage license by the county clerk's office.

The couple is seen waiting to be assisted by county clerks, then being told that the Morehead office does not sell marriage licenses and, if they so choose, they should go to another office in a different county instead. They are informed that the police have been contacted due to their recording the incident.

In the latter half of the video, two individuals approach the couple and the person recording and decide to record them right back. One of these individuals points the camera towards the couple's friend and deems her "the face of ignorance."

A police officer arrives and escorts the couple towards someone in the office who can assist them. With printed proof in hand, one of the men explains that their right to wed has been granted by the governor of Kentucky as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.

However, the worker was not having it. She interrupts him, but he proceeds in explaining that they have lived in Rowan County for ten years, own property and pay taxes. She then asks the couple to sit down and wait for Kim Davis, the county clerk. She mentions that Davis is denying their license due to her Christian beliefs.

Speaking of Davis: she shows up at the end of the video, and tells the couple's friend to stop recording, which she then defends as a right to film what is happening. She hands the camera to David, one of the men asking for a marriage license, and the video ends.

Kim Davis is currently being sued by four other couples for not complying with the law. After a momentous ruling by the Supreme Court, which overruled same-sex marriage bans placed by some states, it's moments like this that show there are still obstacles to face.

*Permission to use video granted by owner.*

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