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Gay Couple Drives An Hour To Try To Get Married

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Posted at 7:59 PM, Aug 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 16:32:28-04

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- A young couple said they drove an hour to the Rowan County clerk's office to make a statement after gay couples there were refused marriage licenses.

Sahara Gentry and Kayla Stamper tried to get a marriage license, but were turned down like other couples before them.

The clerk's office has refused to give out licenses despite a federal judge's order telling them to obey the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage. The clerk has cited her religious beliefs in refusing the licenses.

Gentry said she came to the clerk's office because she wanted to see the faces of the people being turning down.

A deputy clerk handed Gentry a note with the toll-free phone number for the Liberty Counsel, the Christian law firm representing the clerk. 

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