The Rowan County Clerk in Morehead, Kentucky, who infamously refused to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples about two months ago, allegedly issued a marriage license to a transgender man and a pansexual woman in February. Clerk Kim Davis never asked to see the birth certificate of Camryn Colen — who is transgender — which identifies him as born female, the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, reported.
“She saw just a straight couple in love, and she should see everybody like that,” Colen, who married his wife Alexis in February, told the Courier-Journal. “She shouldn’t just see straight couples like that.”
After the Supreme Court ruled in June that all same-sex couples have the right to marry, Davis refused to issue marriage-licenses to same-sex couples, sparking outrage in the LGBT community. Davis, who has been sued by several same-sex couples who she would not give marriage licenses to, has said that issuing licenses to same-sex couples violates her religious beliefs. Camryn and Alexis said they originally wanted to come forward when Davis first started making headlines, but were worried about the safety of their daughter, who is only 6 months old.
On Saturday, about 100 people joined the couple to protest outside of the Rowan County Courthouse, which was scheduled to be open for about three hours Saturday but was closed with no explanation. Davis is asking the Supreme Court to temporarily put a hold on the ruling that would force her to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She has said that same-sex couples can obtain licenses by going to one of the neighboring counties.
Kim Davis Issued Marriage License To Trans Man: 'She Saw Just A Straight Couple In Love' He Says... http://t.co/arWn27Go5S
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"She holds an undisputed sincerely held religious belief that marriage is a union between a man and a woman only," Davis' petition to the court says, according to the Huffington Post. "Thus, in her belief, [same-sex marriage] is not, in fact, marriage."