Appeal filed for ex-clerk who refused marriage licenses

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for a former Kentucky clerk who wouldn’t issue marriage licenses to two same-sex couples have appealed a federal court ruling that she violated the couples’ constitutional rights and might have to pay damages.

Kim Davis, former clerk of Rowan County, briefly went to jail in 2015 over her refusal, which she based on her belief that marriage should only be between a man and a woman.

A jury trial will be needed to determine any damages the couples might be owed. A date was not set during a hearing Friday pending the appeal.