The U.S. Supreme Court rebuffed Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis' request for a stay on a federal judge's ruling that would require her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Via the Courier-Journal:
“The application for stay presented to Justice (Elena) Kagan and by her referred to the Court is denied,” the order said.
Justice Elena Kagan, who oversees the 6th district, referred Davis’ request to the full court, which denied the stay without comment.
A stay issued earlier by U.S. District Judge David Bunning expired Monday.
In a separate development, the Kentucky attorney general is mulling whether to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate whether she violated the state official misconduct statute when her office refused to issue a license to a Rowan County gay couple.
Official misconduct is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 365 days in jail.
Done and done.
Do your job, Kim Davis.