Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in compliance with a judge’s order – and who resumed work a few days ago – is still not doing her court-ordered job, say couples who’ve tried to get their proper wedding documentation. And they’ve taken their case back to court, saying Davis needs to fully comply or face fines. Reuters reported Davis is issuing forms that contain material changes, not the original, official ones.
Specifically, she’s taken the documents pertaining to marriage licenses and removed the references to Rowan County and her clerk’s office. “Gay” couples seeking marriages are instead given forms that list deputy clerk Brian Mason – the entity who issued the licenses during Davis’s jail time – as a notary public. But “gay” couples say: that substitution won’t suffice. They’re charging Davis is still violating U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s order, particularly the part where he said she could leave jail, but only on the condition she not interfere with the issuance of marriage licenses any more. FULL REPORT