After Kim Davis is jailed, clerk's office issues marriage license to gay coupleUPDATE: With the clerk who had refused them in jail, William Smith Jr. and James Yates on Friday morning became the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Rowan County, Kentucky. In what was their sixth attempt this summer, Smith and Yates pressed through a throng of reporters and picked up the marriage license they’d been seeking since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June.

They emerged holding hands shortly after the courthouse opened at 8 a.m., as opponents booed and supporters cheered and chanted, “Love wins!” “We’re just really … happy right now to finally get married and have it recognized here,” Yates, who proposed to Smith this summer after a nine-year relationship, said shortly before getting the license. FULL REPORT