Gay man denied marriage license hopes to unseat county clerk

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — David Ermold returned to the Rowan County courthouse Wednesday, nearly two years after Clerk Kim Davis refused to give him a marriage license because he was gay.

Only this time, he did not want a license. He wants Davis’ job.

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Lawsuit nixed against Kentucky clerk who fought same-sex marriage

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning issued orders Aug. 18 dismissing the lawsuit brought by two gay couples and two straight couples against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

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Republican presidential candidates show support for Kentucky clerk with jailhouse meetings

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two Republican presidential candidates planned jailhouse meetings Sept. 8 with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, raising her conservative-hero status as she remains behind bars over her refusal to give marriage licenses to gay couples.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz each said they would meet with Davis, who was jailed by a federal judge Sept. 3 after defying several court orders. Her lawyers spent Labor Day weekend filing appeals in an effort to force her release, but she remains there on a contempt charge.

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Nebraska Woman Files Suit Against All Homosexuals

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A Nebraska woman filed a lawsuit on behalf of God and His son, Jesus Christ, against “Homosexuals,” also listing “Gay” as their alias.

Sylvia Driskell, 66, addressing herself as the “ambassador” for the plaintiffs, filed a suit suing the entire gay community. She is asking an Omaha federal judge to decide whether homosexuality is a sin.

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Former Georgia AG: ‘religious freedom’ bills excuse discrimination

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ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia Attorney General Michael Bowers said Feb. 24 that two bills being debated by lawmakers create an excuse to discriminate against LGBT people or break state laws and are “deserving of a quick death.”

Bowers warned that the bills could act as a defense for a marriage license clerk refusing to issue the document to gay or mixed-religion couples or for parents opposed to vaccinations or school courses.

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West Virginia clerk gets more time in fight for marriage equality

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A judge is giving the clerk of West Virginia’s biggest county 60 more days to answer a lawsuit over the state’s ban on same-sex marriages.

U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers ruled Wednesday that Kanawha County Clerk Vera McCormick can wait until West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey decides whether to intervene in the lawsuit.

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PA sues to halt same sex marriage licenses

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Philadelphia (AP) – State officials asked a court to stop a rogue county from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Tuesday, nearly a week after a clerk began granting them in violation of Pennsylvania law.

The petition filed by the Health Department in Commonwealth Court alleges that D. Bruce Hanes, the register of wills in Montgomery County, “repeatedly and continuously” flouted the law. As of Tuesday afternoon, the county had granted 34 licenses and registered six same-sex marriages.

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San Diego clerk requests halt to gay marriages

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San Francisco (AP) – The San Diego County clerk has asked the state Supreme Court to stop gay marriages.

Ernest Dronenburg Jr. urged the state high court to immediately halt same-sex weddings while it considers his legal arguments that gay marriages remain illegal in California despite a U.S. Supreme Court’s decision widely regarded as authorizing gay weddings.

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