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Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job." Moments later, she told a lesbian couple who walked in asking for a license to try another county. Davis is among a handful of public officials across the Bible Belt so repulsed by the thought of enabling a same-sex marriage that they are defying the U.S. Supreme Court and refusing to issue a license to anyone, gay or straight. "It's a deep-rooted conviction; my conscience won't allow me to do that," Davis told The Associated...

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