Kentucky County Clerk Who Won’t Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Says She “Sought God” In Making Her Decision

You might remember the Kentucky County Clerk who won’t issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, as she was featured in a couple of viral videos not too long ago.

The Rowan County clerk testified in court yesterday, explaining why she is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In her official statement to US District Judge David L. Bunning, she said: “If I authorize it, I’m saying I agree with it. I can’t do that.”

Apparently, she prayed and thought a lot about this following the US Supreme Court ruling which granted marriage equality in all 50 states.

“It wasn’t just a spur-of-the-moment decision. It was thought-out and I sought God on it.”

As I mentioned at the start of the article, the clerk came under fire after videos of her refusing a marriage license to a gay couple went viral. This drew a lot of criticism from many people, and accused her of being a hypocrite due to her being married four times.


Unfortunately, Rowan County is one of three counties in Kentucky attempting to stop same-sex couples from getting marriage licenses, despite the ruling stating that it is now legal across the United States.

The ruling for this case, which has been filed on behalf of four couples denied licenses, is expected to be revealed on August 11.