On August 31, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) refused a plea from Kim Davis. She is the clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, who has been refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
In short, Kim Davis feels that having to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple violates her religious freedom. So, she decided to violate the Fourteenth Amendment rights of the same-sex couples, and opposite-sex couples, who wanted to get married in the county that they lived in.
How did this clerk’s plea reach the Supreme Court of the United States? In this blog, I will provide the facts about how this situation got started, and what happened along the way.
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