Imprisoned Kentucky County Clerk Rejects Proposal to Let Deputies Issue ‘Gay Marriage’ Licenses

By Heather Clark - Posted at Christian News Network:

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Kentucky county clerk who was ordered to serve time behind bars until she agrees to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals has rejected a proposal to allow her deputy clerks perform the duty instead.

Hours after she was taken into custody and transported to Carter County Jail, attorneys for Rowan County clerk Kim Davis said that she would not authorize her deputies to issue the licenses under her authority. The proposal had been offered as a compromise to release Davis from jail.

The six deputies under Davis appeared before U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning this afternoon, and while most showed reluctance to issue the licenses, five out of six ultimately told the court they would do so. The lone voice of resistance was Davis’ son, Nathan, who said it was not possible for him to participate because of his Christian identity.

However, some of those who agreed to sign the paperwork questioned whether or not they even had legal authority to issue the licenses without the authorization of the clerk. Davis’ attorneys also expressed doubt over whether such a move would be legal.

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