Kim Davis, the county clerk of Rowan,
Kentucky, on Saturday closed her office ahead of a rally protesting
her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
A few dozen people took part in the
protest, which came a day after Davis asked the Supreme Court to stay
a judge's ruling ordering her issue marriage licenses to all
qualified couples. The order is scheduled to take effect on Monday.
In her emergency application to Justice Elena Kagan, Davis asked for
“asylum for her conscience.”
“[Davis] holds an undisputed
sincerely-held religious belief that marriage is a union between a
man and a woman, only,” Davis' lawyers argued. “Thus, in her
belief, SSM [same-sex marriage] is not, in fact, marriage.”
Among those protesting were Camryn and
Lexie Colen, who got their marriage license from Davis in February.
Camryn Colen is a transgender man.
The Colens said that they reluctantly
came forward to help the cause.
“She just saw a straight couple in
told the crowd. “She should see everybody like that.”
Davis' office is open for a half day on
the last Saturday of the month, according to the AP.