Kim Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan
County, Kentucky, on Tuesday refused to issue marriage licenses to
two gay couples.
Her refusal comes a day after the
Supreme Court denied her request to block a judge's ruling ordering
her to issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples.
Court denies KY clerk's request to block gay marriage ruling.)
According to The
Washington Post, Davis appeared briefly at the counter. She
said that she was not issuing any marriage licenses.
When asked, “Under whose authority?”
Davis answered, “Under God's authority.”
Rather than serve gay and lesbian
couples after the Supreme Court struck down gay marriage bans in all
50 states, Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses to all couples.
Four couples, two of whom are gay, filed a lawsuit.
If Davis does not comply with the
order, she could face fines or jail time.