Supreme Court denies Kentucky clerk request on gay marriage licenses

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Posted: Aug 31, 2015 7:47 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a Kentucky county clerk's request for an emergency order allowing her to continue to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples while she appeals a federal judge's order requiring her to do so.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, arguing that it violates her religious beliefs.

(Reporting by Steve Bittenbender in Louisville; Writing by David Bailey; Editing by Sandra Maler)