Kentucky clerk Kim Davis on Friday
filed an appeal that asks for another delay in issuing marriage
licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan
County, served five days in jail last week for refusing to comply
with a federal judge's ruling ordering her to issue marriage licenses
to all qualified couples. Davis has said that issuing marriage
licenses to gay couples would violate her conscience.
In her filing to the Sixth Circuit
Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Davis argues that since her deputies
issued marriage licenses to all the plaintiff couples in a same-sex
relationship during her absence, her office should not be required to
issue any additional licenses.
U.S. District court Judge David
Bunning's order applies to all couples, not only plaintiffs. But
lawyers with the Christian conservative Liberty Counsel who are
representing Davis argue that Bunning improperly issued his order.
The appeals court last month dismissed
Davis' main argument that her religious objection to same-sex
marriage should exempt her from issuing such licenses.