Kentucky governor calls Kim Davis’ legal arguments absurd and obtuse

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s lawyers are using the words “absurd,” “forlorn” and “obtuse” to describe the legal arguments a county clerk has used to avoid issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, who spent five days in jail for defying a series of federal court orders, filed a lawsuit against the governor, alleging he violated her religious freedom by asking clerks to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision, which effectively legalized gay marriage across the nation. Beshear reiterated a request Tuesday that a judge toss the suit.

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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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Kentucky argues in brief that same-sex marriage ban is not biased

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration is arguing in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court that Kentucky’s ban on gay marriage isn’t discriminatory because it bars both gay and straight people from same-sex unions.

The brief argues that because Kentucky’s law bars everyone from same-sex marriage, it isn’t discriminatory and should be upheld.

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