A Kentucky clerk who stopped issuing
marriage licenses rather than serve gay couples is being sued.
The American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU) of Kentucky filed a class action lawsuit against Rowan County
Clerk Kim Davis on Thursday.
Plaintiffs in the case are four couples
who were refused a license this week from Davis' office. Half of the
couples are gay.
Earlier this week, Davis pledged never
to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, saying it would be a
violation of her Christian beliefs.
“It's a deep-rooted conviction; my
conviction won't allow me to do that,” Davis said. “It goes
against everything I hold dear, everything sacred in my life.”
Laura Landenwich, an attorney with the
ACLU of Kentucky, said
in a statement that Davis “cannot pick and choose who she is
going to serve, or which duties her office will perform based on her