Backers of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis are
calling for the firing of deputy clerks who issued marriage licenses
to gay and lesbian couples.
The licenses were issued while Davis
was being held in jail for refusing to comply with a federal judge's
ruling ordering her to issue marriage licenses to all qualified
Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has
cited her religious beliefs in objecting to issuing marriage licenses
to gay couples.
Ante Pavkovic, who helped organize
rallies in support of Davis outside the detention center where she
was jailed, warned deputy clerks not to issue the licenses.
“Do not join them in this further,
and if you can't do that, then you should just quit,” Pavkovic,
49, of North Carolina, said as he stood outside the clerk's
office waving a sign that read, “Fire the cowardly clerks that are
Davis could return to work as early as
At least one deputy clerk, Brian Mason,
has publicly stated that he would defy Davis if she asked him not to
issue such licenses.
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