‘Official misconduct charge’ referred against marriage clerk

After a “flurry” of activity on Friday afternoon, Rowan County (Kentucky) Clerk Kim Davis faces an official misconduct charge for her refusal to issue marriage licenses despite a court order. Davis has not issued licenses for two months since same-sex marriage was declared legal by the U.S. Supreme Court.County Attorney Cecil Watkins said two gentlemen involved in a lawsuit against Davis and Rowan County requested the charges.In court documents, Davis said she filed an emergency petition with the Supreme Court to have her appeal reviewed by a justice, then asked U.S. District Judge David Bunning to extend his stay on his marriage license order while she appeals. Bunning’s stay is scheduled to expire Aug. 31. Bunning denied the request.

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