Anti-LGBT County Clerk Gets Time to Appeal Judge’s Decision Over Her Opposition to Marriage Equality

by Stephen Peters

U.S. District Judge David Bunning temporarily stays his order as Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis appeals his decision requiring her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, responded to the news that U.S. District Judge David Bunning temporarily stayed his order requiring Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis of Kentucky to immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples as she appeals his decision to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

"The U.S. Supreme Court has firmly established that every person has a fundamental right to marry the person they love,” said JoDee Winterhof, HRC Vice President for Policy and Political Affairs. “No public employee should have the right to deny or delay that right to loving, committed same-sex couples who have already waited far too long for marriage equality. We urge the Sixth Circuit to rule swiftly and unequivocally that gay and lesbian couples must be treated equally under our laws."

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.


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