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Seth Meyers

US judge gives Kentucky county clerk leeway to continue denying same-sex marriage licenses

MOREHEAD, Ky. A Kentucky county clerk can continue withholding marriage licenses to local couples for now, a federal judge ruled Monday. In an order handed down late in the day, U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he would not delay his previous order telling Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to resume issuing marriage licenses, which she has refused to do since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage on June 26. But in the next sentence, he delayed the new order while the clerk appeals. The move effectively gives Davis the reprieve she sought. Bunning essentially put the case on hold for a week or more until the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals can decide whether to...