A homosexual duo left the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk’s office early Tuesday “red-eyed and shaking,” according to the Associated Press, after the clerk, citing “God’s authority,” refused to issue them a marriage license despite a court order. Clerk Kim Davis’ appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to stay a lower court’s order to issue the licenses was rejected late Monday. On Tuesday, she was barraged by catcalls of “bigot” when she met people lined up waiting for services.

AP reported James Yates and Will Smith Jr. “marched” into the office to get a marriage license. Davis, however, continued her position of not issuing marriage licenses for anyone in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision June 24 creating a right to “same-sex marriage.” Law-enforcement officers told both “gay”-rights activists and the clerk’s supporters to leave. Randy Smith, who was among Davis’ supporters, said he was aware that Davis might go to jail on contempt charges for defying the federal court order. “But in at the end of the day, we have to stand before God, which has higher authority than the Supreme Court,” he said. FULL REPORT