Clerk names no longer on US marriage form


County clerks in Kentucky don’t have to sign marriage licences that conflict with their religion.

AAP | The Australian | December 22, 2015

Kentucky’s new governor has ordered county clerks’ names removed from state marriage licence forms at the centre of a controversy involving a clerk who was jailed after refusing to issue licences to gay couples.

Governor Matt Bevin had said shortly after his election in November, as only the second Republican governor of Kentucky since 1971, that he would change the forms that had drawn objections from Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and some other clerks.

“To ensure that the sincerely held religious beliefs of all Kentuckians are honoured, I took action to revise the clerk marriage licence form,” Bevin said on Tuesday in a statement.

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