Several thousand people showed up
Saturday to rally behind three Kentucky clerks who refuse to issue
marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
Kim Davis of Rowan County, Kay Schwartz
of Whitley County and Casey Davis of Casey County are each defying
the Supreme Court's June ruling striking down gay marriage bans in
all 50 states. Democratic Governor Steve Beshear has called on the
clerks to either issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples or
According to the Lexington
Herald-Leader, the First Amendment Rally for County Clerks
was held behind the Kentucky Capitol.
All three clerks spoke at the rally.
Kim Davis, who recently was ordered
by a federal judge to begin issuing such licenses, told the crowd
that she attended the rally to praise God and repeatedly shouted, “He
clerk says issuing marriage license to gay couple would cause
Casey Davis stood by the Rowan clerk,
saying that they were “related through the blood of Jesus Christ.”