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  1. Jailed clerk's attorney: Marriage licenses for gays are voidRead the original story

    5 min ago | Marietta Times

    A jailed Kentucky clerk asserted that marriage licenses issued without her authority Friday to gay couples in Rowan County are void and "not worth the paper they are written on" because she didn't authorize them, her attorney said. Kim Davis now wears an orange jumpsuit and "has already been doing Bible studies with herself" in jail, her attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel told reporters after meeting with her behind bars.


  2. Fox: Ky. clerk finding no one is above the lawRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | Lebanon Democrat

    When the U.S. Supreme Court voted to nullify any existing statewide bans on gay marriage, there was a lot of gnashing of teeth, especially here in Tennessee. Our local legislators chimed in, decrying how the will of the people had been overridden by the will of the court.


  3. Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 statesRead the original story

    9 min ago | KATV Little Rock

    A federal judge in North Dakota said Friday that his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule aimed at regulating some small waterways applies only to the 13 states that sued to block it, and not nationwide. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson clarified the temporary injunction he issued last week at the request of North Dakota and 12 other states.


  4. Rowan County couples receive marriage licenses, jailed clerk denies validityRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Christian Science Monitor

    William Smith Jr. and James Yates on Friday became the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Kentucky's Rowan County. Rowan County deputy clerk Brian Mason hands James Yates, and his partner William Smith Jr., their marriage license at the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky., Friday.


  5. UPDATE 1-Court upholds contraceptive mandate against Indiana nonprofitsRead the original story

    13 min ago | Reuters

    A group of religiously affiliated nonprofit organizations in Indiana must comply with the Affordable Care Act's provision allowing their employees to get insurance coverage for contraception, despite their religious objections, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. A divided panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a lower court order exempting the groups from the law.


  6. Jailed Clerk Kim Davis Gets Punished by MemeRead the original story

    15 min ago | On Social Marketing and Social Change

    PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry. Kim Davis is the county clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, who became controversial after refusing to issue licenses for same-sex marriages after the 2015 Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling .


  7. The Dumbest Headline You Will Read All DayRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | Daily Kos

    The Latest: Jailed clerk's husband says she won't resign Associated Press Kentucky clerk's office issues marriage licenses to gay couple Reuters Jailed clerk's attorney: Marriage licenses for gays are void Associated Press The Latest: Kentucky clerk again refuses to grant license Associated Press Kentucky county clerk jailed for not issuing marriage licenses to gay couples MarketWatch MOREHEAD, Ky. - Deputies of a county clerk in rural Kentucky issued marriage licenses to four gay couples on Friday after she defied a U.S. district judge's orders for months because as a Christian she opposes same-sex unions.


  8. Was this mass baptism at a Georgia high school 'problematic' or inspiring? Watch the video to decideRead the original story w/Photo

    37 min ago | Deseret News

    A Georgia school district launched an investigation after a video of a mass baptism on Villa Rica High School's grounds was posted on YouTube. According to The Associated Press, 18 students and one coach were baptized Aug. 17 after school and before football practice.


  9. Why The Supreme Court Is Not SupremeRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | AmmoLand

    To vocal opponents of judicial activism, this comes as little surprise. The U.S. Supreme Court has suffered a major credibility blow in the wake of its politically motivated 5-4 Obergefell v.


  10. U.S. Supreme Court asked to weigh in on N.J. public pension fightRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | The Newark Star-Ledger

    TRENTON - The New Jersey state troopers unions that first launched the legal fight over Gov. Chris Christie 's broken pledge to raise payments into the public worker pension system is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state court ruling that sided with the governor, the unions' attorney said Friday. The three labor unions representing troopers and officers want the nation's highest court to reverse a state Supreme Court ruling that struck down a portion of a 2011 pension reform law forcing the state to put billions of dollars into the public pension system.


  11. Lawyers: Texas owes $741,000 in legal fees in gay marriage caseRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | Austin American-Statesman

    Texas should be ordered to pay almost $741,000 in legal fees after losing the court fight to preserve its ban on same-sex marriage, lawyers told a federal judge Friday. Lawyers for two couples who sued to overturn the state ban argued that they are owed $720,794 in attorney fees - a figure they said came at a substantial discount from rates they typically charge - and $20,203 in costs for expert witnesses, travel and other expenses.


  12. First gay couple gets marriage license in Kentuckya s Rowan CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | The Wichita Eagle

    Rowan County deputy clerk Brian Mason, left, shakes hands with James Yates, and his partner William Smith Jr., after issuing their their marriage license at the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky., Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.


  13. Trump on Kentucky Clerk Controversy: - We're a Nation of Laws ... Applies to This Also'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Cybercast News Service

    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday that the U.S. is "a nation of laws" and just as it applies to immigration, it also applies to gay marriage, which was legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court. "It's a very tough situation, but we are a nation as I said yesterday we're a nation of laws, and I was talking about borders, and I was talking about other things, but it applies to this also, and the Supreme Court has ruled," said Trump when asked his opinion on the Kentucky court clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


  14. Attorney for jailed clerk: Marriage licenses given to gay couples void; will appeal orderRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Lethbridge Herald

    Anthony Carroill of Flat Woods, Ky., waits for the arrival of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis at the Carl D. Perkins Federal building in Ashland, Ky., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.


  15. Federal judges object to birth control rulingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    Five federal judges are criticizing a decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals not to rehear a challenge to a case involving birth control, which could strengthen the case for U.S. Supreme Court review. A dissenting opinion written by Judge Harris Hartz issued Thursday called the court's decision wrong, saying it "has little to do with contraception and a great deal to do with religious liberty."


  16. Judge Orders Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis to Jail Over Refusal to Issue Same-Sex Marriage LicensesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Lite 98.7

    The Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses following the Supreme Court's recent decision in favor of same-sex marriage will head to jail for contempt of court. U.S. District Judge David Bunning had ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to issue those licenses to any qualified couples, gay or straight, but Davis refused, citing her religious beliefs.


  17. Alternative Remedies For Contempt of Court By Public OfficialsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Wash Park Prophet

    Kim Davis, the county clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky has been making headlines because of her defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling mandating that same sex couples be permitted to marry, despite the fact that her job description, as an elected official, includes issuing marriage licenses. She claims that she is motivated by her religious convictions that same sex marriage is against God's will, despite her own hypocritical life history of four marriages, adultery and more.


  18. Magna Carta relevant 800 years laterRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Daily Dispatch

    Gene Boyce said two clauses on "a single sheet of paper" signed 800 years ago are the foundation of many of the liberties Americans enjoy today. Boyce, an attorney with a special interest in constitutional issues, spoke at a meeting of the Granville County Genealogical Society, held at the Richard H. Thornton Library on Thursday evening.


  19. Gay Couple Gets License to Wed in Kentucky CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Outlook

    ... vast majority of officials across the US, County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue licenses since the US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June. The Apostolic Christian had turned away couples again and again, in defiance of a series of ...


  20. Rhode Island's casino loss leads to the Poarch Creeks' gambling gainRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Alabama Live

    People wait to enter the Poarch Band of Creek Indians' Wind Creek Wetumpka casino when it opens in December 2013. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's quest to shut down casinos at three tribal sites in the state came up short due in part to what happened in Rhode Island six years ago.