Despite Judge’s Order, Clerk Continues to Deny Same Sex Marriage Licenses

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ROWAN COUNTY, Kentucky -- Kentucky's Rowan County Clerk's office refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples Tuesday morning, defying a judge's order.

A deputy clerk told April Miller and Karen Roberts, that no licenses would be issued. David Moore and David Ermold, also came in for a license and were rejected a fourth time.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis initially refused to come out of her office. Moore demanded to speak with her, and Davis finally came out and talked with him.

Davis said she was refusing to issue the licenses "under the authority of God."

"I pay your salary. I'm paying you to discriminate against me right now. That's what I'm paying for," Moore said.

Protesters from both sides filled the clerk's office. Some chanted, "Do your job," while others yelled, "Praise the Lord" and "stand your ground." A large group also gathered outside.

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