Kentucky Governor Removes County Clerks' Names From Marriage Licenses
Gov. Matt Bevin stated he wanted to protect the "sincerely held religious beliefs of all Kentuckians."By Katie Link | December 22, 2015
Kentucky's new Republican governor, Matt Bevin, has been in charge for less than a month, and he's already made good on one of his campaign promises.
On Tuesday, the governor issued an executive order that allows marriage licenses to be printed without the name of the county clerk who issued it. He said he made the move to ensure that "sincerely held religious beliefs of all Kentuckians are honored."
It's a move county clerk Kim Davis has been fighting for. After spending five days in jail for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses due to her religious beliefs, her lawyer said this: