OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis is out of jail and on the job, but the saga surrounding the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples appears to be far from over.
In a court filing Friday, the attorney for one of Davis' employees said he believes Davis has again violated a federal court order by altering marriage license forms to remove her name and the name of the county. In a separate court filing, attorneys for the same sex couples who sued Davis appear to agree, saying they are "exploring legal options."
Davis spent five days in jail for refusing to obey a federal judge's ruling that she issue marriage licenses to same sex couples to comply with a Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized same sex marriage nationwide. Davis cited "God's authority" in refusing to obey the ruling.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning released Davis on the condition that she not interfere with her employees as they issue the licenses. When she returned to work, Davis altered the marriage forms by removing her name, making a deputy clerk initial the form instead of sign it and requiring the form to be notarized.